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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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Memberships

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.

Interests

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 welcomes instructions across the full spectrum of property matters. He accepts landlord and tenant instructions relating to tenancies under the Housing Acts, TOLATA, service charges, break clauses, and forfeiture cases. Matthew also has experience in respect of mortgage arrears and possession matters and further welcomes work in the areas of nuisance, covenants, easements and boundary disputes. Matthew has experience of obtaining (and resisting) injunctive relief and understands the need for quick and practical advice as well as concise and robust advocacy.

Examples of Recent Work

  • Matthew has recently advised an intermediary landlord of its options in respect of its tenant’s breaches of the lease which put the landlord in breach of the superior lease under the 1954 Act.
  • He has also acted in a significant number of possession actions for residential property matters on behalf of both landlords and tenants.
  • Matthew has experience in dilapidation and disrepair claims alleged against both landlords and tenants.
  • He has successfully obtained judgments against tenants for their failure to pay ground rent and service charges in managed apartment blocks.

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