Paul Matthews > DWF > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

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I am a Partner in the Regulatory team and a corporate defence specialist who provides up-front regulatory compliance advice and representation to businesses and senior managers in relation to investigations and prosecutions by regulatory bodies.




I advise and represent clients across the full regulatory compliance spectrum, with strong credentials in corporate manslaughter, health and safety, environmental liabilities and trading law in particular. I operate across sectors, but with key experience in relation to retail, manufacturing, energy and industrials, automotive and housing.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Employment > Health and safety

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Paul MatthewsDWF

DWF houses ‘one of the most impressive teams in the country’ according to clients. The group represents both individuals and organisations in prosecutions and investigations by regulatory authorities such as the Police and Health and Safety Executive. Other areas of expertise include gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter as well as extensive experience in general criminal practice, including on road traffic issues. Corporate defence specialist Paul Matthews leads the team that includes criminal litigator Mark Thompson; David Chant, who was promoted to director in January 2022; and associate Sophie Parkin.