Matthew Weston > Birketts LLP > Chelmsford, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP

Work Department

Insolvency and Corporate Recovery


Legal Director


Matthew joined the firm in 2001. He is a legal director in our Dispute Resolution and Restructuring and Insolvency Teams.

Where appropriate Matthew seeks to achieve his clients’ objectives without recourse to court proceedings, through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

Matthew has recent experience of arbitration as well as litigation in the High Court and County Court. He is well-versed in seeking freezing orders and other urgent injunctive relief from the court.

Matthew’s recent cases include claims arising out of fraud, claims arising out of business acquisitions and disposals, and disputes between partners and shareholders. Matthew advises on all matters relating to corporate and personal insolvency, including guarantees, retention of title claims and claims against directors.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Essex

With a varied client roster encompassing consumers and multinationals, there is a strong international element to the group’s work at Birketts LLP. The team assists international clients enforcing rights in England and also works with foreign lawyers acting on behalf of UK clients, an increasing number of which are in the technology sector. The group is headed up by Daden Hunt who is ‘held in high regard by mediators.’ Experienced insolvency lawyer Matthew Weston and William Arran, who has acted in High Court and County Court litigation, are other key names to note.

South East > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Birketts LLP is a highly rated restructuring and insolvency practice with expertise in handling major administrations, advising boardrooms and advising on insolvent estates in litigation focused on antecedent transactions. Laurence Weeks and legal director Matthew Weston co-head the practice with experience in contentious and non-contentious matters. William Arran regularly acts for individuals facing insolvency claims.