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Matthew Boyle

Call 2000

“A bright individual with excellent turnaround times. He provides sensible and pragmatic advice and goes the extra mile for his clients.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2021)

Industrial Disease

Matthew has experience of the following types of claim:

  • Asbestos: he is well versed in all aspects of mesothelioma and lung cancer claims. He regularly undertakes show-cause hearings in the High Court and appears as Counsel when evidence is taken on commission. He has conducted liability, causation and apportionment trials as well as assessments of damages. His practice also includes cases of asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening.
  • Stress claims: regularly instructed to draft pleadings and to advise on workplace psychiatric injury claims (including cases of over-work and bullying). He has secured successful outcomes at trial and in the Court of Appeal.
  • Upper limb disorders: he is often briefed in manual handling matters and claims involving allegedly defective workstations.
  • Noise Induced Hearing Loss: Matthew has cross examined medical and engineering experts in NIHL cases. He has successfully argued breach of duty, diagnosis and de minimis issues at trial.
  • Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome: trial experience includes a four day case for a Defendant heard in the High Court, where the claim failed in relation to exposure/breach of duty.

Selected Cases

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“He is bright, committed, sensible and eager. He has a good rapport with clients and his client service is second to none.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“He is a superb tactician and provides excellent advice.”

Legal 500, 2022

“A great advocate who is very bright and persuasive on his feet.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Always shows excellent attention to detail.”

Legal 500, 2021

“A bright individual with excellent turnaround times. He provides sensible and pragmatic advice and goes the extra mile for his clients.”; “He is very pleasant, approachable and sensible.”

Chambers & Partners, 2021

“He is very personable, good with clients and offers straightforward advice.”; “He’s very analytical and has a nice manner with clients.”

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“He provides excellent advice and is a pleasure to work with. He is first class and always on the top of my list as a barrister to instruct.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“A very bright and very good technical lawyer.”

Chambers & Partners, 2018

“A solid performer who provides sensible and pragmatic advice.”

Legal 500, 2017

“He is great to work with and always goes the extra mile.”

Legal 500, 2017

“He is very personable, approachable and always gives realistic advice…very articulate and has a very good way of presenting issues to clients in a way they can understand.”

Chambers & Partners, 2016

“He has a very good cross-examination style, which is calm, methodical and very effective.”

Chambers & Partners, 2015

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