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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Richard Matthews

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Richard Matthews is a partner in our Commercial Dispute Resolution Team and heads the firm’s product liability practice. He has been a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Management Practice Group since 2001.

He has considerable experience of advising major global businesses on their responses to product incidents, insurance claims, supply chain disputes and crisis management generally. Richard has knowledge in the automotive, industrial engineering, medical devices, chemicals, food and consumer products sectors.

Richard also heads the firm’s contentious public procurement practice, with significant expertise in acting for contracting authorities, utilities and tenderers on high profile and complex procurement challenges.



London: Insurance

Product liability: defendant

Within: Product liability: defendant

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is experienced in a variety of industry sectors, with notable expertise in the automotive and technology space, where the team is regularly instructed to advise on product safety and regulatory matters, as well as on emerging technologies. Other work includes defending clients in product liability claims, recalls and withdrawals, brand protection, and compliance advice. Leeds-based Richard Matthews leads the UK team, as well as the firm's pan-European practice, and is well versed in handling multi-jurisdictional disputes. Principal associate Peter Shervington, also in Leeds, has considerable knowledge of the automotive sector.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Matthews - Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP advises its impressive client roster on a range of contentious matters, with experience handling high-profile litigation and international arbitrations. Gary Pellow (who heads up the commercial litigation group nationally) jointly leads the practice alongside product liability and procurement disputes expert Richard Matthews, and international head of TMT disputes James Hyde. The group's other specialisms include energy disputes, for which Mark Howarth is a key name to note; Chris Buddle focuses on the food and retail, industrial engineering, defence and waste resources sectors, and Deborah Polden is developing a growing expertise in unfair prejudice claims and breach of confidence and restrictive covenant cases.

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