Matthew has worked for Ward Hadaway for 10 years, advising on company and commercial law and in April of 2017 he was admitted as a Partner of the firm. He provides advice to a number of international group companies and listed businesses within the region, along with not for profit and charitable organisations, this work often involves advice on corporate governance requirements and best practice.

He is passionate about sport and physical activity and encouraging others to become more physically active. A dedicated long-distance runner, he holds several leadership / coaching qualifications and is a founding member of the ‘Couch to 5k’ running group at Ward Hadaway.

Matthew is a fervent advocate of the North East and is committed to playing a part in making the region an attractive place for business to flourish and individuals to live and work. He believes that sport and physical activity have an extremely important role to play in the development of the region.