Boddy Matthews

  Boddy Matthews  

Kate Matthews


Kate MatthewsI resolve disputes and where necessary conduct arbitration or litigation. I studied English Law at an English University and also French Law at a French University. I trained as a solicitor and worked at City lawyers Herbert Smith LLP (now Herbert Smith Freehills LLP) from 1989. In 1998 I joined Shadbolt LLP where I was a partner for over nine years and latterly Head of the International and Dispute Resolution group, before moving with a team to be a partner with Stevens & Bolton LLP.


I have a wide experience of major commercial and construction related disputes and arbitration proceedings nationally and internationally across a broad spectrum of sectors. I frequently conduct matters with EU or internationaI issues. I promote dispute resolution, including Mediation and Arbitration where possible. I regularly speak at national and international events to English and foreign lawyers and businesses on these and other disputes related aspects.


I represent all types of businesses from SMEs to PLCs in the UK and Internationally. I have substantial experience of all levels of Courts and ADR techniques particularly mediation and ICC or ad hoc Arbitration. I am an accredited BFA Mediator and a bfa recognised expert as a Qualified Franchise Professional.


I speak French and have an English Law Degree (LLB with Hons) and a French Law Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises. I am a proliferate contributor of articles and seminar delivery both in the UK and internationally and I am an active member of numerous professional bodies in the UK and in the USA.


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Boddy Matthews Limited
7-11 High Street
Reigate, Surrey




+44 (0) 1737 339838

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