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1 Crown Office Row


Matthew practises in public law, medical law and inquiries and inquests. He has acted as First Junior Counsel to the Hillsborough Inquests, and is currently instructed as Lead Junior Counsel to the Infected Blood Inquiry and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

In medical law, Matthew acts for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence litigation, including in catastrophic birth and spinal injury cases. He also undertakes disciplinary cases before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service and the General Dental Council. He acts for families, doctors and medical bodies in inquests. He advises on a wide range of medico-legal issues including those relating to consent, capacity, confidentiality and data protection.

Matthew’s public law practise includes work on national security, information rights, immigration, human rights, public inquiries and major inquests. He acted for the Home Secretary in Court of Protection proceedings concerning the novichok poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. He is a member of the Attorney General’s B Panel and he has acted in numerous public inquiries and major inquests including the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry, the Detainee Inquiry, and the Westminster Bridge Inquests.


Call: 2009; Inner Temple.

In 2019 Matthew was named one of The Lawyers Hot 100.


University College Oxford: Modern History BA (Hons) – first, Historical Research M.St.- distinction; City University London GDL – Distinction, BVC – Outstanding.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Matthew Hill1 Crown Office RowHe has a phenomenal intellect and the quality of his written work and the speed in which he produces it is second to none. He is also a very decent advocate.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Matthew Hill1 Crown Office RowMatthew is in demand, due to his meticulous approach, his grasp of the issues, and his dogged determination.’