Matthew Atkins


Partner

"Matthew Atkins cuts through the bulk to get straight to the heart of the matter and is commercially minded."

Legal 500 [UK 2020]

Experience

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 (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.

Other Information

Matthew is ranked by Chambers [UK 2020]. A client in this edition notes that Matthew possesses "strong commercial acumen and an ability to deliver serious advice with a light touch". The previous edition notes that clients appreciate that he "has excellent commercial awareness and is great at seeing the bigger picture before offering a legally appropriate solution". 

Matthew is recommended and named as a 'Leading Individual' by Legal 500 [UK 2021]. Clients in the previous edition note "Matthew Atkins cuts through the bulk to get straight to the heart of the matter and is commercially minded".

Legal 500 UK 2021 Leading Individual