Matthew Walker > Burges Salmon LLP > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Burges Salmon LLP

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Dispute Resolution


Partner – Financial Services, Regulatory Investigations, Corporate and Commercial Disputes, Insurance

Recent experience includes conducting internal investigations for large organisations in relation to compliance if FCA regulatory requirements.  Advising leading accountancy firms on FRC Investigations under the AEP and Accountancy Scheme.  Advising corporates on disputed insurance claims in the financial services, healthcare and construction sectors.  Advising corporates on a range of contractual and financial disputes.


Trained Barlow Lyde & Gilbert LLP, Qualified 2010, Partner 2020




University of Law – LPC
University of Sheffield – BA Philosophy, MA Law
King Edward VI School Stratford


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Lawyer Rankings

London > Insurance > Insurance litigation: for policyholders

Burges Salmon LLP is particularly well-known for its firmwide expertise in the infrastructure, energy, rail and financial services sectors. Bristol based Matthew Walker is the lead partner in the practice and predominantly advises on construction insurance, warranty & indemnity and PI insurance claims.

London > Insurance > Insurance: corporate and regulatory

Burges Salmon LLP is recognised for its regulatory and corporate M&A work in the insurance space. The team also deals with commercial insurance issues, including advising on outsourcing and the distribution of insurance products. Practice head Matthew Walker focuses on warranty and indemnity policies used in M&A transactions. Tom Dunn, who also leads the funds and financial regulation team, is instructed on financial and insurance services regulatory mandates for FCA and PRA clients. Associate Anna Davis handles insurance regulatory matters.

South West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Bristol

Burges Salmon LLP fields ‘a great team made up of hardworking individuals and strength and depth at all levels’ with ‘a City ethos and skill levels’ which allow for ‘a mature and commercial approach to disputes’. The practice handles the full spectrum of commercial litigation at a national and international level, acting for a client roster of high-profile companies including Virgin, the BBC and the Ministry of Justice. David Hall and Ann Metherall jointly lead the practice, which also fields ‘one of the smartest solicitors aroundAndrew Burnette, food specialist Sian Edmunds, Chris Jackson, who advises on transport and procurement litigation, and Michael Ward, who regularly handles shareholder disputes. Other key names include solicitor advocate Ian Tucker, financial services expert Matthew Walker and Richard Binns, who focuses on procurement disputes. At associate level, Brian Wong is ‘just the sort of litigator you want by your side’ and Caroline Brown is ‘totally on the ball’.