Matthew Atkins
Partner
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Matthew is a Partner in our Litigation Team and leads the Commercial Litigation Team in Ipswich. He is a commercial litigator and qualified as a Solicitor in October 1988.

Matthew’s recent work includes:

  • advising in connection with, and claims arising from, the sale/purchase of companies/shares and other shareholder disputes (including unfair prejudice claims)
  • advisory work and claims in relation to contracts, including product liability claims (principally in the manufacturing, IT and agricultural industries)
  • advising in relation to claims arising from professional negligence (including those involving solicitors, and accountants)
  • advising in relation to claims arising from employment contracts, including those relating to the breach of restrictive covenants and the misuse of intellectual property and confidential information

Matthew is an experienced litigator in both the High Court and the County Court and has extensive experience of mediation as an alternative method of settling disputes.

Matthew is ranked by Chambers [UK 2022]. Clients in this edition say “Matthew is very experienced and knowledgeable”. Another adds “He is very straightforward and tells it how it is”.

In the previous edition he is described by sources as “knowledgeable, attentive, responsive and pragmatic.” Another source says: “Matthew is always on top of the details in his cases and thinks about them strategically as well as from a legal perspective.” 

Matthew is recommended and named as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal 500 [UK 2022]. Clients in an earlier edition note “Matthew Atkins cuts through the bulk to get straight to the heart of the matter and is commercially minded”.

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He is very straightforward and tells it how it is.

Chambers [UK 2022]