Matthew specialises in resolving disputes in the construction and property sectors. He acts for a number of the leading construction and development companies in the Yorkshire region and regularly deals with Adjudications, Arbitrations, TCC litigation and representing parties in Mediations.
"The most important thing is getting hold of a tricky and complicated dispute and identifying the pathway to a quick and successful outcome for my client".
Matthew is recognised for his passionate interest in the law and commercial, down to earth attitude. He acted for the successful party in a number of leading reported cases including:-
- Arnold White Estates Ltd v National Grid Electricity Transmission plc - Lands Chamber | Link to judgment
- Arnold White Estates Ltd v National Grid Electricity Transmission plc - Court of Appeal | Link to judgment
- C R Reynolds Ltd v Shepherd Construction Ltd (Court of Appeal) | Link to judgment
- Anderson Antiques v Anderson Wharf | Link to judgment
- Hortimax Limited -v- Hedon Salads Limited  Adj. L R 10/15
Matthew is regularly asked to deliver specialist in-house construction seminars across the region on topics including dispute avoidance and adjudication practice and procedure.
Member of Constructing Excellence. Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association. Member of the Property Litigation Association.
LL.B University of Hull (First Class) Legal Practice Course - University of Sheffield (Distinction)
Chambers & Partners quotes:
Construction: Matthew Fletcher maintains a strong construction practice in the region, focusing on disputes. He represents an array of clients across the industry and offers a particular niche specialism in pylon wayleave matters. Clients describe him as "very practical and realistic," with one adding: "He is very comprehensive and direct in his appraisal of the issues, and gives you confidence going forward."
He "provides excellent and practical advice on all matters relating to construction contracts, obligations and dispute resolution," according to clients.
Litigation: Matthew Fletcher assists with a wide range of mandates spanning professional negligence, contractual disagreements and electricity infrastructure disputes. A client enthuses: "He always works extremely hard for his clients’ best interests but is also extremely pragmatic when it comes to settlement."
Running, family, reading and Tottenham Hotspur FC.