Matthew Gillett

Matthew joined Lamb Chambers in June 2018 after starting his practice at a commercial set in the Temple. His practice encompasses advocacy and paperwork across a wide range of civil matters, particularly Commercial and Chancery; Insolvency; Property; Construction; Aviation and Travel; and Personal Injury. Matthew provides a practical and cost-effective service to clients in a timely and friendly manner.

Matthew was interviewed by Joshua Rozenberg QC for the flagship BBC Radio 4 show ‘Law in Action’ in a recording broadcast on 25th June 2019. Matthew explained how the ‘Winding Up Court’ operates and how the COIN pro bono scheme with which he is involved helps debtor companies who have not obtained their own representative.

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Matthew is a member of the Property Bar Association.

Seminars and Training

Matthew enjoys providing focussed training and update sessions. He has previously given talks on recent developments in case law, procedural matters, and costs, in the areas of property, insolvency and construction law. Matthew knows the most successful talks are those which are tailored to meet the audience’s requirements, so if you would like Matthew to deliver a talk, he is happy to provide bespoke training sessions.

Pro Bono

Matthew volunteers for the City Law School’s Company Insolvency (CO:IN) scheme to provide free advice and representation to companies at the Winding Up Court. As the scheme assists unrepresented companies on the day of the winding up hearing. Matthew has become accustomed to providing practical and commercial advice quickly and effectively. Matthew’s interview for ‘Law in Action’ and an interview with one of the scheme’s student volunteers is available here.


Matthew has a wide variety of interests from history and politics to the theatre and travel. He is also a keen marathon runner and a lifelong Bristol City fan.

Matthew is regularly instructed in negligence and other tort claims. He is experienced in personal injury, clinical negligence and employer’s liability cases on the small, fast and multi tracks, providing advice, drafting and representation at all stages of litigation.

Matthew is experienced in running mitigation, loss of profit and quantification arguments in respect of credit hire agreements entered into by car hire companies and/or taxi drivers. He did so successfully in the reported decisions of Sixt v Kelly and Conway v UK Insurance.

He has recently successfully defended the NHS in multi-track claim brought under occupier’s liability and employer’s liability.

As a ‘Junior Junior’ for the Government Legal Department, assisting the Ministry of Justice’s private law teams, Matthew played a significant role in preparing and drafting the evidence in the case of Razumas v Ministry of Justice [2018] EWHC 215 (QB) which is a significant authority in relation to non-delegable duty and fundamental dishonesty.

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