Facing a sexual misconduct allegation at work: the importance of your first account
Matthew’s specialty is in pre-charge investigations and litigation. 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. Matthew has a highly developed practice in advising in matters of sexual misconduct in the workplace.
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. Many of Matthew’s matters are high-profile and multi-jurisdictional. He has represented Hollywood A-Listers, professional athletes, politicians and internationally renowned media personalities. Matthew also represents senior police officers and is 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.
Over this period, Matthew has represented regulated individuals, politicians, police officers, financiers, government officials, members of the film and TV industry, entertainers and sports stars.
Matthew has also 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 facing a criminal investigation.
Matthew also acts for young people accused of serious criminal offences.
Matthew has acted in a number of significant SFO investigations and prosecutions. His work has included representing former CEOs and senior members of the finance industry.
Matthew combines his practice with academic work and he is the author of the leading practitioners’ texts on providing advice during a criminal investigation.
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