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Chambers of Christopher Pymont KC
Maitland Chambers

Living Wage


Over 150 reported cases establish the breadth of Matthew’s expertise in his specialist areas covering Company, Insolvency, and Commercial Chancery (litigation and advisory work). Matthew is an experienced trial and appellate advocate (in England and abroad), and also regularly appears in tribunals, as well as arbitrations, expert determinations and mediations. Recent trials include the well-publicised disputes of Conway v Eze, and Conran Holdings. Recent appeals include two leading cases in the Supreme Court: Patel v Mirza on illegality, and FHR on constructive trusts. An extensive offshore practice embraces matters in Hong Kong, the Channel Islands, and Singapore. Matthew has been called to the Bar in the Cayman Islands; and in the BVI, where he has appeared in a number of substantial applications, trials and appeals, including Staray Capital v Cha recently in the Privy Council.


Chancery Bar Association, COMBAR, INSOL International and Commerical Fraud Lawyers Association. Former Member, Insolvency Rules Advisory Committee.


London School of Economics (LLB).


Racing vintage cars, opera, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Insolvency

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Matthew Collings KCMaitland Chambers

A powerhouse for insolvency, with real strength across the board‘, Maitland Chambers acts in disputes that arise in a vast range of industries, from small-scale insolvencies of individuals and local businesses, to complex, global insolvencies and associated asset recovery. Catherine Addy KC appeared for Carillion, acting by the official receiver as its liquidator, in FCA v Carillion PLC (in liquidation), an appeal coming out of the demise of the construction and facilities management company. A number of members are involved in the landmark Greensill administration, and a further highlight has Matthew Collings KC acting for the joint administrators in the £237m insolvency of London Capital & Finance.

London Bar > Company

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Matthew Collings KCMaitland Chambers

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Matthew Collings KCMaitland Chambers