HD (Trafficked women) Nigeria (CG)  UKUT 454 (IAC)
Modern Slavery & Trafficking Country Guidance case.— Read more
Matthew practises in asylum, immigration, human rights and public law. In addition to specialising in European Union law and human trafficking, he has a strong background in asylum, deportation and human rights appeals. He has developed a wealth of experience working with unaccompanied children, other vulnerable clients and article 8 cases, including representing former Gurkha servicemen and their families.
One of Matthew’s previous roles, as in-house barrister and legal project manager at the AIRE Centre, involved developing and bringing strategic litigation and interventions to the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Court of Justice of the European Union.
An example is the successful intervention in Saint Prix v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EUECJ C-507/12, in which the CJEU confirmed that EEA national women who give up work due to the physical constraints of pregnancy and childbirth remain ‘workers’ under Article 45 TFEU.
Matthew is an honorary fellow at Sussex University in recognition of his pro bono work with the Law School’s Migration Law Clinic, supervising students in the provision of free legal advice to lay clients. He also volunteers with the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group.
In his spare time, Matthew is a qualified football coach, bravely navigating his son’s team through the trials and tribulations of their fledgling careers as international superstars.
College of Law, London – 2008 to 2010 (part time)
BVC – awarded very competent
Kings College, London – 2001 to 2002
LLM [Masters in Law, specialising in human rights law] – awarded with merit
Kings College, London – 1998 to 2001
LLB [Bachelor of Law] – awarded 2:1
AIRE Centre intervention regarding EU law residence rights.— Read more
AIRE Centre intervention regarding the rights of Zambrano parents.— Read more