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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Matt Taylor

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Matt is a Partner in our Litigation and Dispute Management Practice Group. He specialises in mainstream commercial litigation and he has a wide range of dispute resolution experience, having been involved in many high value and complex disputes for a wide range of clients. Matt is rated by Chambers & Partners as leading individual, described as an “impressive litigator” with clients appreciating his ability to offer “very constructive advice and interpretation”.

Matt regularly advises clients on a broad spectrum of disputes including, amongst others, matters in relation to commercial contract disputes, commercial fraud cases, warranty claims and negligence claims. Matt also has a keen interest in defamation law and regularly advises clients in respect of defamatory publications and associated media/reputation issues.

As well as providing clients with strategic, commercial advice to resolve disputes before they escalate, Matt has a wealth of experiences of High Court proceedings. He also has experience of numerous alternative dispute resolution methods, including extensive mediation experience.

Matt's recent experience includes: defending a global corporate group in a multi-million pound claim in breach of contract; acting for a foreign football club in a multi-million pound claim against the FA Premier League, the Football League and the Football Association arising out of the demise of Portsmouth Football Club; and acting for a large corporate organisation in a complex fraud and tracing investigation against a former managing director.

Matt is a member of the firm's Sports sector group and has advised a number of clients in respect of civil and regulatory issues arising in different sporting contexts.

Matt is a Council Member of Manchester Law Society and also sits on its Civil Litigation Committee.




London: Transport


Within: Aviation

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP regularly acts for airports, airlines and aviation support businesses, on disputes, regulatory matters, compliance, HR, M&A and infrastructure projects. The team advised Boeing UK on the acquisition of a new development site at Sheffield Business Park and advises Turkish Airlines on passenger claims in the UK and to co-ordinates passenger claims worldwide. Manchester Airport Group and Heathrow Airport are also clients. Birmingham-based Richard Prowse, Matthew Taylor in Manchester and employment specialist Tom Bray in Cardiff lead the team.

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North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP is commended as ‘extremely responsive’ and delivers ‘pragmatic and commercial advice’ and acts for regional, national and international corporates on a range of disputes. The team is also noted for its experience in reputation management-related cases. Representing Manchester Airport on a £12m claim against Australian television network Ten Group PTY, under a guarantee arising out the termination of an advertising contract with Airport Advertising UK by Manchester Airport; advising five Store First companies in relation to public interest winding up proceedings brought by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and representing Weir Group on two related disputes, in the Jordanian courts, in connection with the termination of a longstanding relationship between Weir Minerals Europe and Weir Solutions FZE and its Jordanian agent; are key highlights. Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company (Jersey), Begbies Traynor Group and Air Liquide UK are also clients. The ‘impressive’ Michael Clavell-Bate and Matt Taylor, who is ‘very hands on and leads from the front’, lead the department. Principal associates Tom Whitfield and Phil Duignan, who is noted for procurement disputes, are recommended, as is senior associate Luisa Zukowski, who is experienced in international arbitration.

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