Matthew Harrington


  • I was appointed senior partner on 1 March 2018 having previously held a position on the firm’s Partnership Board helping to manage the firm’s people development, partners and culture.
  • My role is to chair the firm’s Executive Board, lead and co-ordinate the firm’s continued strategy to grow and diversify, sustaining the firm’s position as a provider of legal service for the insurance sector and London market as well as strengthening its business in insurance risk and commercial law.
  • I have been a partner since joining the firm in 2007 and have specialised in health and safety, environmental and food hygiene matters, advising on crisis response, accident investigation and liaison with external investigating bodies.
  • My practice also includes occupational disease, large and complex casualty claims, including cases of the utmost severity such as brain, spinal injury and amputation cases.
  • In the recent past, I have been the client relationship partner for some of the firm’s largest insurer and corporate clients.


  • J W Evans v Volex Group [2002] EWCA Civ 225
  • K J Brown v Corus UK Ltd [2004] EWCA Civ 374
  • Jones v Caradon Catnic [2005] EWCA Civ 1821
  • Rothwell v Chemical and Insulating Co Ltd [2006] EWCA Civ 27
  • Jones v Metalbox Ltd [unreported] 11.01.07
  • Hindson v Pipehouse Wharf Ltd [QBD] 21.02.07
  • Watson v Cakebread Robey Ltd [2009] EWHC 1695
  • Sloan v Halsen Engineering Ltd [2009] Lawtel
  • Hinchliffe v Corus [2010] EWHC 1573
  • Denton v T H White [2014] EWCA Civ 906
  • Coventry University v Mian [2014] EWCA Civ 1275
  • Hutson v Tata Steel UK Ltd [2016] EWHC 3031 (QB)
  • Hutson and Others v Tata Steel UK Ltd [2018] EWHC 107 (QB)


  • Senior Partner
  • Chair Executive Board

Contact Details

+44 20 7865 3390


Excellent technical knowledge and experience. He provides a very effective service and ensures regular communication.

Chambers & Partners 2020

'Vastly experienced' and noted for his 'methodical and commercial approach'.

Legal 500 2019

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