Matthew Dando > Wiggin LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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Matthew is an experienced litigation partner, specialising in contentious commercial matters and publication disputes in the media industry. He advises clients predominantly in the media, tech and sports industries.

On the commercial front, Matthew advises on questions of contractual interpretation and related issues, boardroom fallouts, warranty, shareholder and joint venture disputes and responses to the misuse of confidential information.

In the media and entertainment field, he advises film studios, national and international print media groups and broadcasters on high profile privacy and defamation actions, rights disputes and all other contentious issues arising in the sector.

Matthew’s practice encompasses cross-border litigation, arbitration and other less formal dispute resolution mechanisms including advice on dispute avoidance: stress testing potentially difficult scenarios, helping clients gain early leverage in commercial matters and to best protect themselves from the risks of publication in the media space.


Matthew trained at RPC and was an associate/senior associate there before moving to Wiggin.  Matthew also has in-house experience, having spent time on secondment with a major brand management and retail group.


Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).


MA (Hons) (English law with French law), Jesus College, Oxford; LLM (with distinction), University of Edinburgh; Diploma in French law, University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas); Postgraduate diploma in legal practice (with distinction), UWE.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Wiggin LLP‘s commercial litigation team is well known for its media, technology, sports, and betting and gaming sector expertise. Consultant Caroline Kean is litigation head; Alan Owens is ‘outstanding‘; and Matthew Dando specialises in contentious commercial and media industry publication disputes.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management

(Next Generation Partners)

Matthew DandoWiggin LLP

Wiggin LLP‘s top media defendant team’ provides a specialist service to some of the world’s biggest publishing houses and media production companies. Experienced litigator Caroline Kean heads up the practice and regularly undertakes complex cross-jurisdictional libel matters. Matthew Dando advises clients across the media, tech, and sports sectors, and provides trusted counsel to Associated Newspapers. Dual qualified in New York, senior associate Adelaide Scardino Lopez represents clients in defamation, data protection, and copyright disputes, while Elizabeth Wiggin has experience advising clients both pre-action and before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.