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Matthew Francis

Year of Call: 2021
Practice areas:
  • Business and Property
  • Housing


Matthew joined Chambers in 2022 after the successful completion of his Business & Property and Housing pupillage and has since developed a growing practice in these areas.


Business & Property

Matthew maintains a particular interest in Business & Property work. Although not exclusively, he is regularly instructed to represent, advise, or draft on the following areas of work:

  • Contractual disputes

  • Commercial leases 

  • Easements and Boundary disputes

  • Insolvency & Bankruptcy matters

  • Defamation claims

  • Company disputes


Matthew accepts a broad range of instructions in relation to Housing matters which he is regularly instructed on for tenants and private landlords. Matthew’s housing practice is particularly varied, and includes:

  • Possession

  • Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions

  • Disrepair

  • Succession

  • Tenancy deposit

  • Contempt



  • Harmsworth Award (Middle Temple)

  • Excellence Award (BPP University)


  • LLB(Hons) in Law, First-class, University of Liverpool

  • LLM in Legal Practice (Barristers), Distinction, BPP Manchester

Personal Information

In his spare time, Matthew is often found bouldering at various climbing gyms, or where time permits outdoors at the crag. He is also a keen musician; hiker; and chef (though is keen to improve). 

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