Year and Place of First Admission
Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Griffith University
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Australian National University
Areas of Practice
Administrative and Public Law; Anti-discrimination; Appeals; Constitutional Law; Defamation;Human Rights; Injunctions; Inquiries; Insurance Media & Internet; Employment Law; Medical Negligence; Motor Accidents; Personal Injury; Tort Law; Negligence; Workers’ Compensation
Matthew was admitted in 2013 and joined William Forster Chambers in January 2018.
Before joining William Forster Chambers Matthew was the Regional Office Leader of Maurice Blackburn’s Darwin office, having helped establish that office in 2015. At Maurice Blackburn, Matthew practised in workers compensation and personal injury litigation, as well as gaining experience in the firm’s class actions, medical negligence, and social justice practices. He has also worked as an Associate to her Honour Justice Judith Kelly of the NT Supreme Court.
In 2016, Matthew was named in the Lawyers Weekly “30 Under 30” awards for his work in Insurance litigation, in 2017 he was named “Young Gun of the Year” at the Australian Law Awards and in 2018 was elected Treasurer of the Northern Territory Bar Association.
Matthew is a passionate advocate for social justice and equality, and has been involved in many high-profile matters including Perrett v Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Australia  FCA 834, the Queensland Floods litigation, and the class action on behalf of young people in the Don Dale youth detention facility.
William Forster Chambers
26 Harry Chan Avenue
Darwin NT 0800
PO Box 4369
DARWIN NT 0801
Tel: + 61 (0)8 8982 4700
Fax: + 61 (0)8 8941 1541