"...an excellent litigator..."
Matthew also recently qualified as an attorney in Texas, and can be contacted here at GPM Law
England and Wales
State Bar of Texas
US District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of Texas
US District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Texas
US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Number of years post qualification experience
Legal Executive—5 years. (including passing the Bar in 2011) in total, with paralegal experience I have been practising in litigation since 2007.
An estimate of the number of cases and example of interesting cases you deal with in each given area you work in?
Cases currently around 15 between the U.S. and the U.K. Mainly higher value ‘big’ cases in the U.S., hence the lower number. All of my cases are interesting(!).
Percentage of time spent on your areas?
I probably spend around 80% of my time on U.S. cases, as there are more of them.
Complexity and types of issues you deal with?
Highly complex. Caseload in the U.K. currently includes professional negligence, defamation, information security and IP.
Consultant Lawyer and Attorney at Law (Texas)
Matthew is a member of Jamieson Alexander’s International Team where he focusses on complex business, IP, bankruptcy and property litigation. Originally from Sussex, Matthew trained as a Barrister and was called to the Bar of England and Wales by The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in 2012. Since joining Jamieson Alexander in 2016, Matthew has continued to build a following of clients across the UK and beyond.
An experienced civil litigator, Matthew has successfully represented clients throughout all stages of trial, arbitration, and appellate proceedings. He acts for individuals, companies, partnerships and trustees in a range of complex litigation matters, particularly multiparty cases with a multi-jurisdictional or international element including cross-border insolvency matters. Matthew has an acute understanding of the emotional and financial investment of clients involved in litigation. He prides himself on being highly responsive and accessible to clients, as well as his ability to explain complex legal concepts in straightforward language.
Matthew lives in Dallas, Texas, where he also practises as a trial attorney with the firm of Glast, Phillips & Murray (http://www.gpm-law.com/furse). He is licensed to appear in all courts in the State of Texas and can represent clients in any of the 50 United States by associating with local counsel. As a result, he can provide a seamless link for UK clients seeking to access the US market, or vice versa, including representing insolvency practitioners in applications under Chapter 15 of the US Bankruptcy Code. Although based in the US, Matthew maintains the highest standards of client care and can be contacted by phone, email and video conference; he can also meet face-to-face, when necessary, in London.
In his spare time, Matthew enjoys a diverse range of interests including travelling, cooking, opera, rugby (watching, playing and coaching), shooting and country pursuits, powerlifting and spending time with his wonderful wife, Jenny and their American Cocker Spaniel, Effie.
Matthew’s recent experience includes the following:
Currently acting as co-counsel in the U.S. in a claim to recover >$10m of crypto currency which was allegedly stolen from an online coin wallet.
Advising and acting in a proposed claim against a major mobile service provider concerning defamation/negligent damage to credit arising from identity fraud.
Advising in a professional negligence claim against solicitors for negligent drafting of a Declaration of Trust.
Advising and acting in Commercial Lease dispute involving warehouse premises. Claim involves a
claim that a tenancy at will has become a secure business tenancy.
Advising on the construction of a trust document affecting residential property, value £600,000.
Advising a U.S. firm regarding a request for service of a subpoena in the U.K. pursuant to the Hague Convention.
Chartered Institute of Legal Executives
State Bar of Texas
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
American Bar Association
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Bar Pro Bono Unit (UK)
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP)