Matthew Winn-Smith

Matthew has a broad general commercial and common law practice covering many areas in which chambers specialises. He enjoys the advisory side of his practice but particularly relishes court room advocacy. Matthew prides himself on his practical and user friendly approach. He accepts instructions on a Direct Access basis.

Further information


2003:   Called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn)

2002:   Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course

2001:   University of Oxford (Regent’s Park College); MA (Jurisprudence)


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Property Bar Association


Triathlon, extreme endurance challenges (preferably not work related) and good food.

Matthew is instructed in a wide range of property disputes including landlord & tenant (residential and commercial), disrepair and dilapidations, mortgages, co-ownership disputes, public sector housing and nuisance.

Related cases of interest

Rubin v Purim — Multi-jurisdictional (Israel and England) family property dispute involving beneficial interests in several properties.

Guthrie v Nicholson — Dispute re alleged misrepresentations as to flooding.

Ali & Islam v Tyley — Forfeiture / insurance dispute.

Kelleher v Enterprise Inns — Tree root subsidence / nuisance dispute.

L’aimable v Peri-Bay Restaurants Ltd — Disrepair claim with interesting factual and causation complexity.

Kainth v Mal — Building dispute.

*This barrister is authorised to practice in England & Wales. Click here to search on the Bar Standards Board Barristers’ Register.

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