Matt is a Senior Associate in Osborne Clarke's regulatory disputes team advising clients on regulatory compliance and risk with a particular focus on health & safety and anti-bribery & corruption.
Matt qualified as a solicitor in 2017 following extensive experience as a litigation paralegal and was admitted as a Higher Courts Advocate (Criminal) in 2021.
Matt advises global businesses on best practice and governance structures in relation to a range of compliance issues including health and safety, bribery and corruption, modern slavery as well as providing specific support on individual regulatory risk issues.
Matt also supports clients with crisis management following an incident or contact from a regulator. This support extends through any investigations conducted by regulators as well as any potential formal proceedings including inquests and corporate criminal prosecutions.
He has extensive experience advising clients on investigations by a variety of regulators including the Health and Safety Executive, Local Authorities, Water Undertakers, the Serious Fraud Office, the Environment Agency and the Competition and Markets Authority.
Matt works with clients across the OC sectors but particularly in Media and Entertainment, Energy and Utilities, and Construction/ Real estate. He has previously undertaken secondments with Barratt Developments Plc and ITV Plc
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
"I have a particular interest in digitalisation and how technology can help businesses meet their compliance responsibilities as well as the challenges that new technology can bring from a regulatory standpoint."
"‘The [OC Health and Safety] team are really friendly, knowledgeable about our business and really approachable. We sometimes bring up issues that are very production specific and left-field; the team is never phased and offer professional and timely advice.’."
Electricity Distribution Network Operator
Advised client in relation to a HSE investigation and subsequent inquest relating to the death of an employee at work.
Provided health and safety support during COVID-19 including supporting on the drafting of industry guidance.
International software business
Advising on risk profile relating to the management of mental health for an all-remote workforce, including on issues around work-related stress, burnout and lone working.
National House Builder
Advised one of the country's leading house builders in relation to the Competition and Markets Authority investigation into potential breaches of consumer protection law in the leasehold housing market.
Advising a client working on carbon research on the scope of its current and future risks across multiple compliance areas including recommendations for proactive action as the business grows.