Matthew Purcell

Matthew Purcell

Partner & Head of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Matthew Purcell

- Partner & Head of Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Specialising in commercial, regulatory and media litigation and dispute resolution, Matthew acts for both individuals and companies, from local and national businesses to global PLCs.

Matthew is a partner who leads the Dispute Resolution team at Saunders Law, specialising in heavy commercial litigation, with a focus on breach of contract matters, civil and commercial fraud and high-value asset recovery.   Prior to joining Saunders Law, Matthew worked in-house for a global PLC as a commercial litigation solicitor and has always practiced litigation.

Experienced in the full range of litigation, Matthew also prepares appeals to the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council.

Matthew has a growing cross-border practice, encompassing appeals to the Privy Council from the Isle of Man to Bermuda, as well as advising a number of global businesses on cross-border breach of contract and debt litigation.

Matthew also has particular experience in advising professional clients facing regulatory difficulty, particularly solicitors facing misconduct allegations before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and medical professionals and students before the General Medical Council. With criminal litigation experience, Matthew also advises companies and individuals facing prosecution.

Recent Commercial Litigation and Fraud Experience

  • Issuing and promptly settling, a claim against the architects of a complex property fraud scheme, in excess of £10m
  • Advising an investment vehicle and its board of directors in connection with allegations of fraud and defending the subsequent fraud claim valued at £4m+ - with over 20 Claimant investors
  • Defending injunctions against an international cosmetics company and associated defamation claims
  • Advising a major property company on negligent advice given by surveyors and solicitors in a £600k+ dilapidations dispute
  • Obtaining an urgent injunction against an international shipping company to prevent the transport of stolen, high-value goods abroad
  • Drafting anti-bribery policies and procedures for an African investment and development organisation
  • Defending a breach of contract and data protection dispute for a global recruitment organisation

Recent Professional Discipline Experience

Recent Media Law Experience

Matthew also regularly commentates on the law and legal developments. Matthew has recently: