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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Matt Taylor

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Matt is a Partner in our Litigation and Dispute Management Practice Group. He specialises in mainstream commercial litigation and he has a wide range of dispute resolution experience, having been involved in many high value and complex disputes for a wide range of clients. Matt is rated by Chambers & Partners as leading individual, described as an “impressive litigator” with clients appreciating his ability to offer “very constructive advice and interpretation”.

Matt regularly advises clients on a broad spectrum of disputes including, amongst others, matters in relation to commercial contract disputes, commercial fraud cases, warranty claims and negligence claims. Matt also has a keen interest in defamation law and regularly advises clients in respect of defamatory publications and associated media/reputation issues.

As well as providing clients with strategic, commercial advice to resolve disputes before they escalate, Matt has a wealth of experiences of High Court proceedings. He also has experience of numerous alternative dispute resolution methods, including extensive mediation experience.

Matt's recent experience includes: defending a global corporate group in a multi-million pound claim in breach of contract; acting for a foreign football club in a multi-million pound claim against the FA Premier League, the Football League and the Football Association arising out of the demise of Portsmouth Football Club; and acting for a large corporate organisation in a complex fraud and tracing investigation against a former managing director.

Matt is a member of the firm's Sports sector group and has advised a number of clients in respect of civil and regulatory issues arising in different sporting contexts.

Matt is a Council Member of Manchester Law Society and also sits on its Civil Litigation Committee.




North West: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Manchester

Within: Commercial litigation: Manchester

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP's commercial dispute resolution team is co-led by hugely experienced Manchester senior partner Michael Clavell-Bate and Matt Taylor, who focuses on the industrial, chemicals and aviation sectors. The firm works with many of the largest corporates in the North West, as well as others with national and global coverage, with key sectors including diversified industrials and transport. Principal associate Phil Duignan is experienced in procurement disputes, while fellow principal associate Thomas Whitfield is also recommended.

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