Paul Matthews


"He is intelligent and thoughtful with a high degree of technical knowledge. He is commercially aware and provides effective client service."

Chambers UK 2017


Paul joined Birketts in 2004. He is a Partner 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 ranked in band 1 by Chambers [UK 2018]. Clients state: "He has an excellent knowledge of long-term construction contracts and provides valuable commercial advice quickly." Previous editions describe the well-regarded Partner as "very shrewd and thinks through things carefully". He is well-versed in commercial contracts and company law issues, and "clients comment that they are always confident in the advice given by Norwich-based Paul Matthews".

Paul is recommended and listed as a 'Leading Lawyer' by Legal 500 [UK 2017]. He is described as "proactive, well prepared and a strong advocate for his clients". Clients note Paul "cuts to the quick and understands the broader issues". Previous editions describe him as "absolutely superb". An earlier edition notes that Paul provides "good guidance through complex litigation, always explaining and updating clients".