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Matthew is a litigation and disputes lawyer with experience handling a wide range of commercial issues.
“I work with businesses across the media, technology and gambling industries to deal with any disputes which arise from their work.
I understand that my clients want to be looking forward – producing ground-breaking films, writing world class journalism, developing innovative technology, and running those businesses – and don’t want to be overly distracted by resolving disputes and bringing or defending claims. As a result, I do everything I can to carry the burden.
Most recently, I have acted for film makers including Twentieth Century Fox, The Ingenious Group, Mister Smith Entertainment & Colin Callender in relation to contractual and rights disputes, defended libel and privacy claims brought against the Daily Mail, and responded to customer complaints and claims on behalf of many of the UK’s leading gambling operators.
Prior to joining Wiggin, I trained at Linklaters where I acted for News Group Newspapers on claims relating to phone hacking at News of the World.”
Recent Experience +
- Emagine Films Limited v Mister Smith Entertainment Limited – Acted for Mister Smith Entertainment in defence of a contractual claim pursuant to an alleged film finance agreement.
- European Film Bonds and others v Larkhark Films Limited and others – Acted for Larkhark Films, a company managed by the Ingenious Group, in a dispute with its insurers concerning its claim under a film completion guarantee.
- James & Deirdre Dyson v Associated Newspapers Limited – Acted for Associated Newspapers in defence of a libel claim in relation to an article published in the Daily Mail.
- Steve Morgan v Associated Newspapers Limited – Acted for Associated Newspapers in defence of a libel claim in relation to an article published in the Daily Mail.
- Twentieth Century Fox v Cyclone Events Limited – Brought proceedings on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox in respect of an infringement of its intellectual property rights in The Greatest Showman.
- Dhir v Flutter Entertainment Limited – Acted for Flutter Entertainment (owner of brands including Paddy Power and Betfair) in defence of a claim for return of stolen monies. Causes of action included dishonest assistance and knowing receipt.
- Gladstone and others v bet365 and others – Acted for the Defendants, companies in the bet365 and Flutter Entertainment groups, in a claim in which it was alleged that breaches of those operators’ remote gambling licence conditions constituted breaches of contract.
- Casumo – Acted for Casumo during a review of its operating licence by the Gambling Commission.
- Gambling customer complaints and claims – Handling various customer claims and complaints against many of the UK’s leading gambling operators.