Call 1994; MA (Cantab); Lic. spec. en dr. eur. (U.L.B.);
CEDR accredited mediator; Called to BVI Bar 2009.
Matthew Hardwick specialises in commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in interlocutory, trial and appellate advocacy. Rated as a "super" junior (Legal 500 (2011)) and "fantastic all-rounder" whose "attention to detail and commitment to preparation are second to none" (Legal 500 (2009)) his principal areas of practice are international and domestic banking and finance law; commercial fraud (including freezing injunctions, search orders and other interim remedies); insolvency law; professional negligence; company law (in particular directors duties and minority shareholders disputes); partnership law and employment law (in particular issues relating to restrictive covenants and confidential information). He also has extensive experience of high value international arbitrations (under the LCIA, ICC and Swiss rules). An "incredibly busy" junior, he has been heavily involved in 2012/2013 in mis-selling claims where he has earned respect for his "excellent court manner and high-quality written work" (Chambers & Partners (2013)).
He is identified in the directories as:
Additional Professional Qualifications
CEDR Accredited Mediator (2000)
Called to BVI Bar (2009)
Seminars recently given on: the lawyer's role in mediation; sale of goods; restructuring; directors duties; shareholders disputes; fixed and floating charges after In Re Spectrum Plus Ltd.; s150 of FSMA 2000; Payment Protection Insurance ("PPI") litigation.Languages
Gray's Inn Advocacy Programme
Accredited advocacy trainer actively involved in training Gray's Inn students and pupils on the Gray's Inn Advocacy Programme.
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