"Blossoming into a real force in relation to High Court work.” Legal 500 (2015)
"Has impressed with his work on restrictive covenants…” "He has gravitas, but he also adopts a friendly and approachable demeanour.” "A talented and robust advocate who can pick through the detail to get to good points.” Chambers & Partners (2015)
"He’s extremely bright and quick to identify the key issues.” "A prominent junior with an impressive roster of blue-chip respondent clients.” "He understands the needs of modern day clients and is able to work alongside instructing solicitors effectively.” Chambers & Partners (2014)
"Matthew Sheridan gives ‘extremely spot on advice’, is ‘extra hard working’ and has ‘excellent people skills’ sources say...” Chambers & Partners (2013)
Matthew treats every instruction as an opportunity to impress and to build and strengthen relationships. He believes in rigorous legal analysis, meticulous preparation and well-judged advocacy, whilst also being responsive and user-friendly.
Matthew has experience across a variety of sectors: banking/finance, publishing, the legal sector, the pharmaceutical industry, recruitment, security, religious institutions, telecommunications, the health sector and professional regulatory bodies.
Matthew has considerable experience of acting in breach of employment contract and business competition cases (particularly in relation to applications for injunctive relief). He has expertise in relation to abuse of confidential information/database rights, enforcing restrictive covenants, springboard relief, diversion of business opportunities and all of the other issues which arise in the context of team moves. He also regularly acts in relation to bonus claims and other contractual claims arising from employment contracts.
Matthew has acted for clients ranging from multi-national pharmaceutical corporations to recruitment consultants. Some recent cases include:
Matthew has extensive experience of resisting and bringing statutory employment claims at Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Court of Appeal level. In particular he has expertise in relation to the following types of claims:
The following are some examples of Matthew’s most recent cases:
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Matthew gives lectures and leads seminars on a broad range of topics both in-house for solicitors as well as on public courses including for the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).
Recent Lecture topics include: