"Matthew Sheridan gives "extremely spot on advice", is "extra hard working" and has "excellent people skills" sources say…"- Chambers & Partners 2013
Called to the Bar in 2000, Matthew undertakes advocacy and advisory work in all areas of employment law.
Matthew’s recent work gives a flavour of the type and calibre of work he undertakes. He is currently acting on behalf of a Bishop of the Church of England in a case concerning the ‘employment’ status of officeholder clergy. The case is of national importance and has attracted considerable media attention.
Matthew acted on behalf of the Law Society (led by Andrew Stafford QC) in a High Court claim against the Ministry of Justice for a declaration as to the application of TUPE. He is currently instructed by The Law Society on another substantial matter.
He was also instructed to act on behalf of Lord Sugar and others defending claims of sexual harassment and unfair dismissal brought by a former employee (Hannah Sebright).
Matthew acted on behalf of former News of the World journalist Matt Driscoll in bringing his claims for disability discrimination and secured what is thought to be the highest discrimination award ever paid to a journalist (about £800,000).
Matthew also undertakes commercial and professional negligence work, particularly where the dispute arises in an employment context.