Matthew Lonergan > Shoosmiths LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
New Station Street
West Yorkshire

Work Department

Real Estate


Matt is a real estate lawyer specialising in property litigation.

He has a wide experience of acting for landlords, developers and tenants, in particular corporate occupiers in the retail (including supermarket), financial services, transport, distribution, airline, leisure and hotel sectors.

Matt has considerable project management expertise and also manages a number of clients’ property portfolio management requirements, managing all their real estate work including transactional, property litigation, construction and planning work.

Matt has dealt recently with a number of high profile and high value disputes for a variety of clients, obtaining successful and well-received outcomes, whether through a negotiated settlement, court proceedings, arbitration or mediation


Matt joined Shoosmiths as a partner in August 2018. He initially trained and qualified at Simmons & Simmons and then spent over 23 years at DLA Piper, having become partner there in 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Property litigation

Shoosmiths LLP advises on risks associated with developments, such as rights to light and vacant possession issues, as well as acting for corporate occupiers in the retail, hotel and leisure sectors on landlord and tenant matters. Managing property investment portfolios and advising insolvency practitioners on contentious property issues are also key areas of expertise for the practice. Practice leader Richard Symonds advises on matters relating to development constraints, while Matthew Lonergan acts for corporate occupiers across the retail, financial services, leisure and hotel sectors. Principal associate Michael Gaughan is another key member of the team.