Mathew Deighton is partner in the disputes and investigations team. He has extensive experience in the litigation and resolution of business and corporate disputes, with particular expertise in shareholder/partnership disputes, trade practices, franchising and intellectual property litigation. Mathew has also acted for plaintiffs in professional negligence claims against valuers, accountants, financial planners and lawyers, and for corporate clients in investigations and prosecutions by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and various state environmental authorities.
Mathew is skilled at managing complex litigation and has a reputation for adopting a forensic, proactive and solution- focused approach to complex litigation and disputes.
Having acted for public companies (banks, miners and retailers) and private companies, Mathew recognises that corporate counsel, directors and other company officers have limited capacity to be involved in the day-to-day running of complex litigation and disputes. His experience and effective communication strategies ensure that clients are able to make informed decisions at each stage of a dispute and that the disruption caused by litigation and commercial disputes to clients’ core business activities and their officers is minimised. Mathew also recognises the commercial benefit of resolving disputes prior to litigation commencing and aims to provide clients with informed and strategic advice at the earliest opportunity.
Mathew was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1999 and in Queensland in 2004. Mathew is also admitted to practice in the High Court and the Federal Court of Australia.