Matthew Cannings

Matthew Cannings

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Sports Law

Matthew is an experienced advocate appearing regularly in the High Court, County Court and Tribunals, including the Upper Tribunal.

Matthew has particular skill and experience in addressing regulatory disputes and analysis of Rules and Regulations made by Public Bodies.  He is also experienced in disputes in the sporting context.

Matthew has:

  • Acted for a golf club in relation to a nuisance claim brought by a neighbouring landowner based upon straying golf balls (Taafe v Acanthus Golf Ltd),
  • Advised a national association upon issues relating to the effect of disability discrimination law on golf clubs, including the different considerations relevant to proprietary clubs and private members’ clubs.

Matthew is both a follower and participant in a range of sports enjoying cycling and playing golf and cricket and watching most sports including, in particular, cricket, cycling and horse racing.


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