Matthew Bailey


Commercial and Civil Litigation

Matthew undertook his training in commercial firms in London and qualified as a solicitor in 1987, joining Churchers in 1994.

Matthew has a wide range of experience in civil litigation matters. His background is in commercial litigation with an emphasis on property litigation. Since joining the firm from a central London practice, Matthew has helped to build the commercial litigation side of the department.

He has built niche practices in commercial property and construction litigation as well as in the area of boundary disputes. Matthew has successfully taken many complicated disputes to trial, both in the High Court and County Courts.

In addition to his commercial litigation experience, he has considerable expertise in most other areas of civil disputes including personal injury claims, fatal accident claims, contested probates and inheritance claims, professional negligence claims, landlord and tenant disputes, contract claims and personal and corporate insolvency.

His work is supervised by other partners within the firm.

  • Professional Memberships
  • The Law Society Litigation Section


  • And In His Spare Time
  • Matthew enjoys sailing, outdoor pursuits, furniture restoration, DIY, history and natural history.


  • My clients love what I do
  • "I recently used Churchers for a commercial matter, Matthew Bailey provided assistance and was knowledgable, articulate, empathetic and a down-right nice bloke.  Without too much fuss Matthew offered a solution which resolved my problem.  Without doubt, he will be my go-to should I ever need legal advice in the future.  Great Service." May 2021
  • "I recently used Matthew Bailey to represent me in a clinical negligence claim. I found him to be an excellent solicitor, strategist and negotiator. His network of contacts and wealth of experience, particularly in recommending an appropriate medical expert, proved crucial in securing a successful outcome against a very intransigent defendant. Both Matthew and his secretary were a pleasure to deal with."

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