Serjeants' Inn Chambers

Matthew Holdcroft

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Matthew Holdcroft was called to the Bar in 1998. He is a leading junior barrister who specialises in public law, with a particular emphasis on the police. High profile work includes the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and the Undercover Policing Inquiry, the Hillsborough inquest, the disciplinary proceedings relating to Plebgate, Kingsley Burrell and the death of Ian Tomlinson and advising in relation to aspects of the Jimmy Savile investigation. He appears in personal injury cases for clients including Tesco and Sports Direct. An earlier edition notes that he is “… a very good jury advocate, who is persuasive and thorough” and “a clever and highly astute tactician” who is “very pleasant and client-friendly”. Please visit the Serjeants' Inn website for his profile, which sets out full details of his practice including relevant work of note.


Called to the Bar in 1998

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Matthew regularly writes articles for a number of publications and lectures on all areas and aspects of his practice