Matthew was born and bred in rural North Wales and set his heart on a legal career at an early age. He moved to England in 2001, undertaking a Law with Politics LLB at Keele University near Stoke-on-Trent, followed by his LPC at the College (now University) of Law just outside Chester.
His legal career then took a brief hiatus due to the highly competitive market for training contracts around that time, and Matthew kept himself busy working in other fields and exploring which direction he wished to take his career.
He was taken on by Lansbury Worthington Solicitors in 2007, initially as a paralegal, and subsequently qualified with that firm. Approaching 10 years later, Matthew is an accredited duty solicitor, holds Higher Rights of Audience in all courts and has rather become part of the furniture at the firm.
He has been active to varying degrees in the WLLS for most of that time. He became membership secretary in mid-2015 and is keen to expand the membership and encourage networking between the various specialism within the West London “catchment area”.
Outside of the law, Matthew’s interests extend to current affairs, philosophy, an eclectic musical taste, reading and movies. He remains a fluent Welsh speaker and continues to take a keen interest in the local affairs of his home area.