Matthew is ranked by Chambers [UK 2021]. In this 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." A client in the previous edition notes that Matthew possesses "strong commercial acumen and an ability to deliver serious advice with a light touch".
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".