Matthew Curtis

Matthew Curtis

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The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

Matthew Curtis is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2016 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Employment law – Leading juniors
Matthew Curtis - A calm and effective advocate, who shows thorough preparation and meticulous attention to detail.

Matthew Curtis is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2015 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Employment law – Leading juniors
Matthew Curtis - He comes across confidently when delivering a case to tribunal.

Matthew Curtis is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2014 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Employment law – Leading juniors
Matthew Curtis - A very competent barrister, with excellent commercial and communication skills.

Matthew Curtis is recommended by the Legal 500 Bar Directory 2013 for his expertise in the Regional Bar - Western Circuit.
Employment law – Leading juniors
Matthew Curtis - Recognised as a rising star who punches well above his height.



Employment and Equalities

Matthew has an extensive Employment Law practice regularly advising and representing both Claimants and Respondents. He has been recognised as an employment barrister, noted as a Leading Junior in the Legal 500 for each of the last 5 years, described as "a rising star who punches well above his weight" an accolade which is demonstrated with his work on numerous complex multi-day cases across the Western Circuit.

Matthew has appeared in Employment Tribunals on behalf of both employer and employee in unfair dismissal, TUPE, redundancy, disability discrimination, age discrimination, race discrimination and whistle-blowing cases.

Matthew is particularly adept at getting to grips with the details in technically complex cases, demonstrated by a number of cases he has undertaken for airports and flight schools requiring detailed understanding of Aviation law, and also for regulated professions such as care homes and schools requiring an understanding of the CQC/Ofsted requirements. His recommendation in the Legal 500 notes him for his thorough preparation and meticulous attention to detail (2017).

Matthew is frequently asked to advise on all aspects of an employment law dispute, from drafting merits and pleadings to appropriate quantum and terms of settlement. He is instructed by large national corporations and solicitors from across the country as well as individual claimants who require a dedicated, competent and technically able Barrister.

Recent Cases include:

  • D v N Ltd - successfully representing a Claimant against a nationwide company in a 4-day disability discrimination case which resulted in a substantial award of aggravated damages and an exceptionally large costs order in excess of £17,000.
  • McGlinchy & anor v TAG Farnborough - successfully representing a respondent in a race, disability discrimination and whistleblowing case involving 40 alleged protected disclosures where his meticulous attention to both the merits of the circumstances as well as the specific technical issues of aviation law saw all claims dismissed.
  • B & 13 ors v A Local Authority & 7 ors - a junior being led on a multi-party TUPE service provision change claim relating to domiciliary care contracts.







News

May 4 2017:

Evidence in Disability Cases: where are we now? By Matthew Curtis ...read more


January 10 2017:

3PB is pleased to welcome Matthew Curtis ...read more


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Academic Qualifications

  • Middle Temple
  • King's College, London - LLB (Hons)
  • Inns of Court School Law - BVC



Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • CIPD conduct hearing panel member

Professional Bodies

  • Employment Law Bar Association (ELBA)
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)