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Boddy Matthews Limited

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

(Leading individuals)

Kate MatthewsBoddy Matthews Limited

Kate Matthews, head of the dispute resolution and risk management team at Boddy Matthews Limited , is a highly reputable commercial litigator and holds positions or membership at many professional societies including the Surrey Chamber of Commerce. She has experience in supporting domestic and international clients in all forms of dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, expert determination and settlement negotiation, with a strong expertise in franchising.

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

(Leading individuals)

Kate Matthews  – Boddy Matthews Limited

Founding partner Kate Matthews  heads up the team at Boddy Matthews Limited – she has notable niche expertise with regards to franchising. The team has a diverse client base including both sophisticated and start-up clients, and works with both domestic and international businesses, having recently advised Babyballet Ltd on its expansion to Australia. In addition to Matthews’ specialist knowledge in franchising, clients praise her for her excellent client service. As the Chair of Encouraging Women into Franchising for the South Region, Matthews gives her time to support women in the business environment.

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

(Leading individuals)

Kate MatthewsBoddy Matthews Limited

Specialist commercial firm Boddy Matthews Limited handles franchising work for clients in the restaurant, domestic products, and children’s entertainment sectors. Along with essential franchising advisory services, the team assists clients with contractual claims including innocent, negligent, and fraudulent misrepresentation and duty of care claims. Kate Matthews heads up the practice – she is an accredited mediator with a particular focus on advising both franchisors and franchisees on contentious franchising matters.