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Matthew Boyle

Call 2000

"He is great to work with and always goes the extra mile."
(Legal 500, 2017)

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 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 UK Bar 2018

“A very bright and very good technical lawyer.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 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

“Extremely efficient with paperwork and very good with clients.”

Legal 500 2016

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

Chambers & Partners 2015

“He is very agile of mind and is able to appreciate all the points in a case.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“He has a constant desire to achieve the best results for his clients.”

Legal 500 2015

“He’s very good both on paperwork and in terms of advocacy.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“He has a very calming and approachable demeanour.”

Legal 500 2014

“In addition to handling high-value catastrophic and brain injury matters, Matthew Boyle tackles complex employers’ and public liability matters and provides ‘an exceptional service’…his legal advice and advocacy are ‘consistently first rate’ and he is also ‘extremely personable’.”

Chambers & Partners 2013

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