Matthew Hennessy-Gibbs > Keystone Law > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Keystone Law

Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Matthew is a commercial litigation lawyer with over 20 years’ experience and with specific expertise in commercial disputes and fraud, often with an international element. His client base is both domestic and international, having acted for companies and businesses throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and many offshore jurisdictions, as well as those in the UK. He also advises private high-net-worth individuals and family offices, foreign lawyers, and major lending institutions.

An approved Privy Council Agent, several of Matthew’s cases have gone to the Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights. His experience includes claims and disputes concerning commercial contracts, breach of trust, sale of goods, professional negligence, litigation on behalf of insolvency practitioners, fraud and bribery investigations and asset tracing, debt recovery, shareholder and other corporate disputes, and money laundering issues as well as advising clients in coroners’ inquests.


2018 Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor
2011 – 2018 Devonshires LLP | Partner
2004 – 2010 Hextalls LLP | Partner
2003 – 2004 Picton Howell Solicitors | Associate
1999 – 2002 Amhurst Brown Colombotti Solicitors | Solicitor
1996 – 1999 Vizards Solicitors | Solicitor
1996 Qualfiied as a Solicitor
1994 – 1996 Royds Treadwell Solicitors | Trainee Solicitor

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Leading individuals)

Matthew Hennessy-GibbsKeystone Law

Litigating on behalf of both SMEs and global organisations, Keystone Law has a mouth-watering court success rate in the UK. Within the firm’s lawyer ranks, Alex Ferrari is ‘a top-notch litigator‘; James Healy-Pratt acts in relation to aviation accidents; Matthew Hennessy-Gibbs assists with commercial disputes, contentious insolvency-related claims, and fraud cases; Louise Abbott specialises in civil fraud, cryptocurrency and asset recovery work; and Elaine Chan is ‘a very senior, effective solicitor‘. Also key to the firm’s litigation credentials, Lara Robson represents both high-net-worth (HNW) individuals and companies in disputes; Patrick Elliott is a corporate recovery and insolvency expert; Gagan Ranu focuses on India and Middle East-related disputes; Patrick Pennal has a wide-ranging international litigation practice; and Dharmendra Nair specialises in shipping, commodities and commercial litigation. In 2022, Tracy Sell-Peters joined as partner from DWF, while former partners Matthew Reach and Robert Lawrie departed for Fox Williams LLP and Grosvenor Law, respectively.

London > Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil

Keystone Law offers a wide range of services within the fraud and financial crime industries and benefits from its strong coordination with banks and businesses. The team is well-versed in offering advice on matters across the spectrum, including corruption, SFO prosecutions, embezzlement, and disciplinary and regulatory issues. Louise Abbott delivers niche expertise in cryptocurrency fraud claims and the recovery of blockchain assets, while Matthew Hennessy-Gibbs draws from his 30 years’ experience to handle international commercial litigation and insolvency disputes. Chris Willison, a recent addition to the department, contributes to the firm’s success through his impressive track record in advising financial institutions on fraud cases.