A partner in Colin Biggers & Paisley's disputes and investigations team since 2013, Mathew has extensive experience in business and corporate litigation and dispute resolution. He has particular expertise in shareholder and partnership disputes, trade practices, franchising and intellectual property litigation. He also acts 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 private and public companies in a broad range of industries, Mathew recognises that corporate counsels, directors and other company officers have limited capacity to be involved in the day-to-day running of complex litigation and disputes. Mathew's expertise and successful communication strategies guarantee that his clients are well-informed throughout each phase of a dispute, minimising the disruption that litigation and commercial disputes may have on the client's core business activities and officers. He also recognises the advantages of resolving disputes before litigation begins, and his objective is to offer clients informed and strategic advice at the earliest opportunity.
Mathew was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1999 and in Queensland in 2004, and is admitted to practice in the High Court and the Federal Court of Australia.