Paul Matthews

Consultant Solicitor

[Paul is] "someone to be reckoned with".

Chambers [UK 2020]


Paul joined Birketts in 2004. He is a Consultant Solicitor in our Dispute Resolution Team.

Paul qualified as a Solicitor in January 1981. He undertakes a broad range of business dispute management, including trading disputes, matters relating to corporate insolvency, professional negligence, shareholder disputes, partnership disputes and disputes arising from mergers and acquisitions. He acts for clients across a wide range of business sectors and regularly acts for clients in the food and farming industry.

Paul is an experienced litigator having acted in cases in the High Court (Commercial Court, Chancery and Queen's Bench), the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He has extensive mediation experience and acts in commercial arbitrations.

Paul is based at our Norwich office.

Other Information

Paul is routinely ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers directories as a leading practitioner in his field in East Anglia.

Paul is named as a 'Senior Statesperson' by Chambers [UK 2021]. The previous edition notes that he remains one of the leading figures for commercial litigation, with sources describing him as a "heavyweight lawyer" and "someone to be reckoned with". In an earlier edition one satisfied client reports that he is a "fantastic lawyer" who is "absolutely on the ball." 

Paul is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2021]. In earlier editions he is described as "proactive, well prepared and a strong advocate for his clients". A client notes Paul "cuts to the quick and understands the broader issues".

Legal 500 UK 2021 Recommended Lawyer          


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