Matthew Cannings

Matthew Cannings

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Business & Commercial Law

Matthew’s practice in commercial and business law is primarily based in insolvency and contractual disputes.

Matthew is regularly instructed in bankruptcy and insolvency matters, acting for both creditors and debtors, advising and appearing in the High Court and County Court and he has experience of setting aside statutory demands and restraining advertisement of winding-up petitions.  Matthew also acts for companies or individuals in contract-related disputes.

Matthew is also a member of Chambers’ Energy & Utility Group.  Please click here for Matthew’s specialist Energy & Utility profile.

Before coming to the Bar, Matthew obtained a distinction in his commercial-based masters degree at the University of Durham where he studied, amongst other things, company law, corporate governance, obligations and international intellectual property law.

Recent notable cases include:

A v B (2016) – Advising upon the exercise and enforcement of a lien in relation to an insolvent company.

S v P (2016, County Court) – Representing siblings and executors in a claim against another sibling for alleged wrongful acquisition of their late-mother’s money, involving allegations of civil fraud and undue influence.


March 2 2017:

3PB Barrister Matthew Cannings examines solicitors’ duty to advise on the risk of other contractual meanings more

July 13 2015:

Chambers is pleased to announce that Richard Wheeler has been appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel of Junior Counsel more

June 19 2015:

3PB are winners in charity quiz more

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Academic Qualifications

LLB (Hons) AKC, King's College London

LLM (Dunelm) (Distinction), University of Durham

Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School

A Blackstone Entrance Exhibitioner of the Middle Temple

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Attorney-General's Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel) 2012

Professional Bodies

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Western Circuit