Kate Matthews > Boddy Matthews Limited > Reigate, England > Lawyer Profile

Boddy Matthews Limited
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Work Department

Risk Management, Franchising and Dispute Resolution


Partner in Risk Management, Franchising and Dispute Resolution. Conducts major commercial disputes frequently with EU or international implications in particular in the aviation, construction and franchising sectors. Specialises in contractual commercial claims, business disagreements, warranty claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, injunctive/ interlocutory relief, professional negligence, debts and enforcement, insolvency. Has wide experience of all levels of courts and ADR techniques particularly Mediation and Arbitration.


Herbert Smith (Freehills) 1989-95, Kirkwoods 1995-98, Shadbolt LLP 1998-2010 (Partner from 2001), Stevens & Bolton LLP (Partner) 2010-2013, Boddy Matthews Limited (Co Founding Partner) 2013 to date.


English and French


Law Society of England and Wales, Associate Member of the American Bar Association, AWLL Past President of East Surrey Chamber of Commerce and other associated Chambers of commerce, Past Committee Member of British Expertise, Affiliate of British Franchise Association and EWIF South Chair.


Sport and family

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

(Leading individuals)

Kate Matthews  – Boddy Matthews Limited

Commercial boutique Boddy Matthews Limited has ‘an approachable and modern team’ and has recently assisted clients with corporate integrations following mergers, commercial contracts, and brand protection and license models. ‘Industry champion’ Kate Matthews is highly regarded for her franchising expertise, and ‘stand-out partner’ Helen Boddy has experience in assisting corporate clients with reorganisations, restructurings and business sales.

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

(Leading individuals)

Kate MatthewsBoddy Matthews Limited

The ‘professional’ team at Boddy Matthews Limited in Surrey offers a ‘wealth of knowledge’ and ‘differing areas of expertise and sound advice’. The team is increasingly advising on contractual commercial claims relating to breaches, tort commercial claims for high-net-worth individuals, aviation logistics claims and tax warranty disputes. The ‘exceptionally dedicated’ Kate Matthews is ‘reliable and efficient with excellent problem-solving abilities’ and offers significant experience acting for international and domestic clients.

London > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Franchising

(Leading individuals)

Kate MatthewsBoddy Matthews Limited

Boutique commercial firm Boddy Matthews Limited is based in Surrey, and advises clients on contentious and non-contentious franchising matters, with notable sector expertise in the baby and child care industry. Co-founding partner Kate Matthews sits at the helm of the practice, and acts as the chair of Encouraging Women into Franchising for the South. Matthews dispenses advice to both franchisors and franchisees.