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Paul joined Birketts in 2004. He is a partner in our dispute resolution team.
Paul undertakes a broad range of work in the field of business dispute management. His work covers trading disputes (including PFI contracts), matters relating to corporate insolvency, professional negligence, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions. He advises businesses on managing risk in commercial contracts and on managing key internal and external relationships. While he acts for clients across a range of business sectors he has, throughout his career, regularly acted for clients in the food and farming industry.
Paul is based at our Norwich office.
Paul is experienced in alternative dispute resolution and is an accredited mediator. He is routinely ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories as a leading practitioner in his field in East Anglia.
Paul is ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2017]. He is held in high regard by his clients, who say: "He is intelligent and thoughtful with a high degree of technical knowledge. He is commercially aware and provides effective client service." He has considerable experience in shareholder and post-M&A disputes.
Previous editions describe the well-regarded Partner as "very shrewd and thinks through things carefully." He is well-versed in commercial contracts and company law issues, and "clients comment that they are always confident in the advice given by Norwich-based Paul Matthews."
Paul is recommended and listed as a 'Leading Lawyer' by Legal 500 [UK 2016]. He "cuts to the quick and understands the broader issues". The previous edition describes him as "absolutely superb". An earlier edition notes that Paul provides "good guidance through complex litigation, always explaining and updating clients".