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

Birketts LLP

Work Department

Insolvency and Corporate Recovery


Legal Director


Matthew joined the firm in 2001. His practice covers contentious and non-contentious aspects of insolvency (both personal and corporate), and general commercial litigation.

Matthew’s commercial litigation practice encompasses proceedings in the High Court and Country Court, as well as arbitration and expert determination. He has experience of obtaining freezing orders and other injunctive relief from the courts.

Matthew is a keen advocate of alternative dispute resolution, in particular mediation.


Matthew is a member of R3.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Essex

With notable experience in international matters, Birketts LLP‘s well-reputed commercial litigation department is sought out by clients from a broad range of industries, such as the agriculture, banking, technology and transport sectors. Praised by clients for his ‘unpretentious advice’, Daden Hunt leads the department from Chelmsford, and his practice encompasses professional negligence claims, shareholder disputes and complex High Court litigation. William Arran‘s workload extends to crisis and reputation litigation matters and regulatory investigations, and he also has niche expertise in advising clients on international sanctions. Nicholas Phillips and Matthew Weston have knowledge in insolvency related matters.

South East > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

The ‘very versatile and knowledgeable‘ practice at Birketts LLP is predominantly based in Chelmsford, exhibiting broad expertise in antecedent transactions and administrations within the shipping and construction sectors. Laurence Weeks co-leads the team alongside director Matthew Weston. In Cambridge, Weeks has longstanding expertise in insolvency disputes, while the ‘intelligent and genial‘ Weston has broad knowledge spanning trust claims within insolvencies, void disposition claims, and the annulment of bankruptcy orders. Associate William Arran is ‘very competent‘ in assisting trustees in bankruptcy and individuals facing claims from insolvency practitioners with the defence and settlement of claims.