Matthew Paton > Chambers of Henry Harrod > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Henry Harrod
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Matthew has a wide practice encompassing all aspects of traditional and commercial chancery with a particular focus on litigation in the areas of trust and probate (both non-contentious and contentious), related company matters, insolvency (particularly cross-border issues), and civil fraud. He regularly appears in the county and higher courts.

Matthew’s work frequently involves offshore matters and issues of private international law. He has appeared in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in The Bahamas, and has been led in the Privy Council. As well as being called to the Bahamas Bar, Matthew frequently advises in matters arising from all of the principal offshore jurisdictions, including the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Cayman and Jersey and Guernsey. He has also acted as an expert on Bahamian law in the English and US courts.

As well as acting as sole counsel Matthew has significant experience and welcomes being instructed as part of a larger team.


Matthew was called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Bahamas Bar in 2005.



Member of Honourable Society of Inner Temple; Ad eundem Member of the Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn; The Bahamas Bar Association; The Chancery Bar Association; STEP (TEP)


Radley College, (Oxon); Bristol University (PhilPol 2:1); BPP: Securities Institute Certificate; Investment Management Certificate; College of Law (London) PgDL (commendation); Inns of Court School of Law, London – BVC (very competent) 

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Offshore

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Matthew Paton5 Stone BuildingsHe has a track record of Bahamian work.

5 Stone Buildings‘ members continue to appear in Chancery cases across the offshore world. On top of numerous members having experience of trust litigation that sets the agenda in Jersey and Bermuda, Matthew Paton has experience of acting as an expert witness on Bahamian law.