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Kate's Testimonials

 

Kate has been rated by the directories the Legal 500 and Chambers UK and the Legal Experts Directory as a leader in her field since 2008.

 

Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews is a specialist in major commercial and construction-related disputes and arbitrations. She assists clients both nationally and domestically, attracting praise for her "good understanding of commercial issues."

 

Chambers 2018 - Individual Rank – The South – Litigation Band 3

 

Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews is a commercial disputes specialist with significant expertise in franchise matters. A source says: "She has an incredible depth of knowledge and is practically-minded."

 

Chambers 2018 - Individual Rank – UK Wide- Franchising Band 3

"…thanks for all your help in 2017"

 

December 2017 - Managing Director of a City of London Broking Business

"Great service once again from a professional team. Thank you for the fast turnaround, much appreciated."

 

November 2017 - Owner/Manager of A Sash Window Supply and Fitting business

"…you were all very helpful and made the experience as simple as it could be, under the circumstances"

 

November 2017 - Owner/Manager of a Franchise business for kitchen design and build

"I was very impressed with the thorough, professional and insightful advice provided. I was given a comprehensive answer to my query regarding my Franchise agreement. I had been nervous about how to approach the Franchisor however with not only a detailed report but a very helpful telephone call to back it up I felt much more confident when having the potentially difficult meeting. I would like to thank the team for their support. I can thoroughly recommend Boddy Matthews for advice."

 

31 October 2017 - Director and Shareholder of a well-known Medical franchise owner

"Kate Matthews advised the claimant in respect of issues arising out of non /defective performance of the contract for the supply of chairs for fit out works in the aviation industry. Breach of express and implied terms alleged against PSI seating Limited – leaders in their field. Kate's advice was key at all times and meant that negotiations and a Mediation were successfully achieved pre action. This matter was of great importance for the client to maintain integrity with its end customer for the fit out works and repeat business and important to retain relationship with supplier."

Envoplan - April 2017

 

"Thank you so much for your help to date. I am absolutely certain that we could not have got an agreement at all without your presence, your helpful suggestions and letters to XXX and XXX and the power of your suggestions…. Thank you so much for your help."

Partnership dispute - April 2017

 

Litigation - The South - Kate is ranked as a leading individual.

 

"Her people skills are second to none, as is her ability to understand matters outside her own remit."

 

Chambers 2017

"We would like to express our deepest thanks to Kate Matthews from Boddy Matthew Ltd who dealt with our urgent and sensitive situation in an efficient and professional manner. Our minds were put at rest, safe in the knowledge that her advice and implementation of that advice was speedy and sound. Again, thank you Kate…."

 

June 2016 Multiple Franchise owner and CEO of two companies operating in the leisure industry

 

"Thank you so much for this and your thoughts around this. I thought I may need to speak to you but I understand the issues and just need to talk to [ franchisor] on these. Your prompt attention was very much appreciated."

 

Franchisee and Director of national and international leisure franchise - December 2015

 

"I would recommend you and your firm to anyone"

 

Chief Engineer Total PLC in Algeria - December 2015

 

She is noted for her “pragmatic, sensible approach” and she “understands the client’s best interests and balances the legal way of doing things with business common sense”

 

Chambers 2015

 

"Can I recommend to you a lady called Kate Mathews. I am not sure how to describe her, safe to say if I were in trouble she is the first person I would use. Her knowledge is second to none and she is very used to dealing with these sorts of cases. Although a friendly colleague to me she literally destroys opponents. She isn't cheap but she will win your case and make {XXX} pay for the privilege."

 

Solicitor specialising in criminal law - October 2015

 

"As a British Franchise Association accredited Franchise consultant I have recommended and used Kate Matthews with a number of my clients, both in franchising and licensing, for over 5 years. I have found both her knowledge on UK and International Franchising and Licensing, and her approach to be extremely professional and easy for clients to understand. I would be very happy to recommend any of my clients who are considering franchising or licensing to attend any seminar run by Kate Matthews".

 

British Franchise Association accredited Franchise consultant - April 2015

 

"I would not hesitate to recommend Kate Matthews and her firm Boddy Matthews who are experienced in national and international franchising. Kate and the firm have provided legal support for our needs as Franchisor both nationally and internationally for a number of years and we have developed a valued relationship which we find essential in the franchising sector. Kate Matthews advises us in a clear and effective manner to achieve our goals in the most efficient way possible. Kate uses plain English to explain legal concepts and focusses on the commercial outcome in a pragmatic and concise way. I consider she would be very able to deliver good quality and interesting seminars on international franchising and licensing."

 

CEO in restaurant sector - April 2015

 

"Kate and Helen have provided legal support for our needs as Franchisor both nationally and internationally for a number of years. Where appropriate they have also assisted our franchisees and we have always received very positive feedback on the quality of their services. We would not hesitate to recommend them in this sector. They use clear plain words and help us to understand the most effective route to achieve our goals in the most efficient way possible. We consider Boddy Matthews would be well placed to provide master classes and seminars on international franchising and licensing and make the process educational and interesting for all attendees"

 

National and international Franchisor in the domiciliary care sector - April 2015

 

"As a British Franchise Association accredited Franchise consultant I have recommended and used Kate Matthews with a number of my clients, both in franchising and licensing, for over 5 years. I have found both her knowledge on UK and International Franchising and Licensing, and her approach to be extremely professional and easy for clients to understand. I would be very happy to recommend any of my clients who are considering franchising or licensing to attend any seminar run by Kate Matthews."

 

British Franchise Association accredited Franchise consultant - April 2015

 

"Dear Kate.Thanks for the conversation – absolutely first class work."

 

CEO of project valve supplier company - April 2015

 

"I am extremely happy with the service I received from all members of staff [of Boddy Matthews Solicitors] I interacted with particular with Kate Matthews who I find very professional, knowledgable and well-experienced."

 

Chartered Accountant and consultant to large multinational firm of accountants - March 2015

 

Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews in Surrey has significant experience of commercial and construction-related disputes. Clients appreciate her "straightforward whilst emphatic approach."

 

Chambers 2014

 

"Excellent work. Superb."

 

Senior consultant contractor in the Oil and Gas industry (Angola) - October 2014


"I thank you for your time and help. I shall certainly have no hesitation asking for your assistance at any time in the future or recommending your services."

 

New Franchise business owner - September 2014

 

"It was a very difficult time and I feel very lucky to have some amazing people around me who have been absolutely fantastic - thank you Kate for being one of them"

 

CEO and Managing Director of international fast food company - August 2014

 

"It was very nice to meet you at WEBA. Your presentation was very impressive. I am looking forward to work with you."

 

CEO of the Leading Institute for Foreign Education Consultants, Pakistan - April 2014

 

 

"When I found myself in personal unchartered waters and at my lowest ebb, I was pleased to receive the suggestion that you may be able to help. I would like to say that from our first meeting you totally inspired confidence, and I always believed that you would achieve the best outcome possible. You acted promptly, in an efficient and forthright manner and I am truly grateful that I can now move on."

 

Managing Director of Company in the care home service sector and Franchisee - April 2014

 

"Kate provided me with legal representation during a very difficult and turbulent time. Her professionalism and legal knowledge gave me the reassurance and confidence I needed in order to get the matter dealt with. Kate always responded to me in a timely fashion providing advice and assistance as I required it. I would not hesitate in recommending Kate's services and would like to thank her for all that she has done for me."

 

SME owner manager of a company providing children's yoga services - March 2014

 

"...Thank you for your fast response and support."

 

Assistant Director of Health Integration at a Local Authority - November 2013.

 

"Your clear advice gave us the confidence we needed to proceed."

 

Trustee of a registered charity - November 2013

 

"The level of professionalism from Boddy Matthews was second to none."

 

July 2013

 

"Kate Matthews and her team were excellent people to work with and we feel were able to assist us in reaching the best possible outcome…"

 

Chairman of Chaulk Air Inc (Canada) - 2013

 

[Kate’s advice was] “brilliant …thanks for sorting so quickly”

 

Head of Complex Underwriting of leading Insurance Company - 2013

 

"Kate at Boddy Mathews completely understood the specific needs and concerns that I had with regard to my Franchise. [Her] advice and discretion certainly helped to resolve a difficult situation that thankfully led to an amicable solution ... I would have no hesitation in recommending her or Boddy Mathews."

 

Managing Director of major Interior Designer/ Furniture store - 2013

 

“[She] has particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional disputes and frequently acts in aviation and contractual matters”

 

Chambers - 2013

 

Kate is “very experienced in Dispute resolution” in the franchising sector

 

Legal 500 - 2013

 

“[She] has particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional disputes and frequently acts in aviation and contractual matters”

 

Chambers - 2012

 

“Top-notch”, “extremely well versed”

 

Legal 500 - 2011

 

Kate’s expertise in aviation litigation is recognised as “a strong foundation for the success of the commercial disputes team”

 

Chambers - 2010

 

“[The] impressive commercial litigation practice is led by Kate Matthews” 2009

 

Legal 500 - 2009

 
     
 

Office Address

 

Boddy Matthews Limited
7-11 High Street
Reigate, Surrey
RH2 9AA

 

Contact

 

+44 (0) 1737 339838 info@boddymatthews.com

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