Facing a sexual misconduct allegation at work: the importance of your first account
Matthew’s specialty is in pre-charge investigations and litigation. Matthew has represented regulated individuals, politicians, senior police officers, financiers, government officials, members of the film and TV industry, entertainers and sports stars. Matthew is also a member of the Prosecution Oversight Panel of the RSPCA.
Matthew has acted in a number of the most significant investigations of the past five years and has established himself as one of the country’s leading specialists in Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace investigations providing advice to both companies and individuals.
Matthew regularly acts for regulated individuals and company officers facing a criminal investigation, including in a number of significant SFO investigators and prosecutions. Matthew also acts for young people accused of serious criminal offences.
Matthew combines his practice with academic work and he is the author of the leading practitioners’ texts on providing advice during a criminal investigation. He is the co-author of three books on police station law and procedure (Defending Suspects at Police Stations; Advising the Suspect; and Blackstone’s Police Station Handbook); the co-author of Legal Action Group’s Police Station: Update; and on the editorial review board of The Criminal Law Review.
During 2018, Matthew was appointed as a Specialist Advisor to the House of Commons Justice Select Committee for their inquiry into the Disclosure of Evidence in Criminal Cases.
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