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Boddy Matthews Limited
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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.


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Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Kate MatthewsBoddy Matthews Limited

Boddy Matthews Limited handles a range of contentious and non-contentious franchising matters for brands nationally and globally. Its key areas of focus include risk auditing, commercial strategy advice on franchise agreements and renewals, and franchising disputes. Team head Kate Matthews is experienced in franchising transactions and litigation.

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

The experienced Kate Matthews founded Boddy Matthews Limited in 2013 and heads the niche commercial department at the boutique firm. Matthews holds extensive expertise in franchising matters, being an accredited mediator for the British Franchise Association and a Qualified Franchise Professional. Senior consultant Nick Fieldhouse provides support on core corporate and commercial work.

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

(Leading individuals)

Kate MatthewsBoddy Matthews Limited

The dispute resolution team at Boddy Matthews Limited is led by firm founder Kate Matthews, who has extensive experience of all forms of commercial litigation, including mediation, arbitration, expert determination and adjudication. Her clients are often start-up domestic and international clients, with a particular focus on franchising.  She also handles disputes regarding contracts, shareholder and partnership disagreements, trading dispute claims and aviation logistics claims.