Matt Lewin > Cornerstone Barristers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cornerstone Barristers
2-3 GRAY'S INN SQUARE
LONDON
WC1R 5JH
England

Work Department

Public law; local government; information law; licensing; planning; housing.

Position

Matt is a public lawyer. His practice has a particular focus on local government, having acted for around 100 local authorities across England and Wales.

He is appointed to the Attorney General’s and the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s C Panels of Counsel.  He was also recently nominated for the Young Pro Bono Barrister of the year award.

Matt is an experienced external investigator into complaints of councillor misconduct and regularly advises monitoring officers dealing with complaints about councillors as well as representing councillors facing disciplinary proceedings.

He is also an information law specialist, and has advised public authorities on data protection and freedom of information matters.  His recent work includes training for the Cayman Islands government on data protection and freedom of information.  He is a Freedom of Information Level 1 trainer for PDP.

He is a contributor to Cornerstone on Councillors’ Conduct (Bloomsbury Professional, 2015).

Career

Called 2013 (Gray’s Inn; Bingham Scholarship).

Memberships

Institute of Licensing. 

Education

BA English Literature, First Class.