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Matthew Gillett

  • Commercial and Chancery  

    Commercial and Chancery

    Matthew advises and represents clients at all stages of litigation from pre-action through to costs and enforcement. He is instructed in the following areas:

    • Contract claims;
    • Shareholder disputes;
    • Companies Act matters;
    • Consumer Credit;
    • Insolvency;
    • Bankruptcy; and
    • Costs.
  • Property  


    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.

  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence  

    Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

    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 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.

  • Aviation and Travel  

    Aviation and Travel

    Matthew welcomes advocacy and advisory instructions from solicitors and airlines alike and has particular experience in the following areas:

    • Carriage by air disputes involving EU regulations, Warsaw and Montreal Conventions and associated passenger, cargo, baggage and delay claims;
    • Denied boarding claims; and
    • Negligence claims, including personal injury, in an aviation and employment context.


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; Property; Personal Injury; and Aviation and Travel. He is approachable and prides himself on providing an efficient and friendly service to clients.

Before he started pupillage, Matthew worked as a County Court Advocate being instructed to appear in over 350 civil cases spanning enforcement, interim applications, possession hearings and debt recovery.

Further information

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 Litigants in Person on the day of the winding up hearing, Matthew has become accustomed to providing practical and commercial advice quickly and effectively.


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.

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Year of Call 2015



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