Matthew Grindley

Senior Associate


Matthew joined Birketts in March 2011 from a leading commercial law firm in the South East. He qualified as a Solicitor in September 2007 and is now a Senior Associate in our Commercial Property Team.

Matthew advises both corporate and individual clients on a wide range of commercial property matters, including the acquisition and disposal of freehold and leasehold property. He has extensive experience of acting for retail and leisure clients in relation to their property requirements and related licensing matters.

In addition, Matthew is a member of the firm’s specialist Real Estate Finance Team, acting for major UK lenders with secured funding requirements across all sectors.

Matthew also provides property support on corporate and insolvency transactions.

Recent experience includes:

  • Acting in relation to a £8m refinance of a mixed use development in Southampton.
  • Acting for a franchisee client in relation to the acquisition of two KFC restaurants in Essex.
  • Providing property support in relation to the sale of Essex Auto Group to South Africa-listed Super Group for an undisclosed sum.

Matthew is based at our Chelmsford office.

Other Information

In his spare time, Matthew is a keen sportsman. He enjoys watching all sports, playing football and golf and going to the gym.

In May 2015, Matthew, alongside colleagues from Birketts LLP, participated in the Walking with the Wounded Cumbrian Challenge, a 20k hike in the Lake District, raising over £11,500.00 for the charity.

Matthew is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2019].

The Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2019