Matthew's insurance practice includes personal injury, compulsory third party (CTP), property damage, product liability, marine and business interruption claims. He specialises in major and catastrophic personal injury matters, and has a particular interest in brain injuries, spinal injuries and complex psychiatric conditions.
Matthew is an appointed member of the NSW Health Professional Council Authority and is listed in the 2017 Doyle's Guide as a Leading lawyer for Public and Products Liability, and a Recommended lawyer for CTP.
Matthew focuses on personal injury public risk and CTP claims. His approach is characterised by exceptional communication skills, detailed forensic enquiry and a keen understanding of clients' commercial imperatives.
Matthew is also an accomplished speaker and trainer, and regularly presents to his clients and colleagues.
Matthew works with all major insurers.
Matthew has a Bachelor of Science (Chiro) from RMIT and a Bachelor of Laws from University of Technology Sydney.
Matthew joined Sparke Helmore from Curwoods Lawyers where he was a partner and Practice Group Leader of the Commercial Insurance Dispute Resolution group.
Before practising law, Matthew practised as a chiropractor and was a proprietor of four multi-disciplinary clinics. He draws on this experience when advising clients on injury causation and quantification issues. His business experience enables commercial pragmatism.
Matthew has trained in traditional karate and Okinawan weapons for many years. He follows all football codes and particularly enjoys international soccer. He relaxes by reading, especially about history and design, and spending time with family and friends in the cafes and bars in his neighbourhood.