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Charles Matthew Howarth

Shoosmiths LLP

  • Solicitor
  • 164734
  • 17/10/1994

  • Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Platform
    New Station Street
    West Yorkshire
    LS1 4JB


Matthew Howarth – Partner, Head of the Leeds Office of Shoosmiths and Head of the Commercial Litigation Departments in Leeds and Manchester
Matthew has considerable experience in claimant professional negligence work, advising lenders, pensions trustees, pensions administrators and sponsoring employees. In particular he has developed expertise in pursuing grouped claims against professional advisors in relation to Buy to Let portfolios. In addition, he advises clients on a broad range of commercial disputes including shareholder and warranty claims, contractual disputes, defamation and financial services claims. He has defended a multi-million pound class action brought by institutional investors against the former treasury and risk director of Cattles plc (subprime lender) who invested in a £200m Rights Issue and allegations of breaches of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. He has considerable experience of Judicial Review claims acting for clients in various claims including commercial planning permission disputes for national supermarkets and developers, claims against government bodies including Natural England and the Environment Agency and the Serious Fraud Office. He has acted for clients in obtaining and defending interim injunctions and search and seizure orders and has acted as a court appointed supervising solicitor in the execution of such orders by other solicitors.

Areas of Expertise

  • Accountants
  • Banks
  • Computers and Cybercrime
  • Construction
  • Estate Agents
  • Financial Services
  • Information Technology
  • Insolvency Practioners
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Media
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other
  • Pensions
  • Planning
  • Solicitor - Chancery
  • Solicitor - Civil Litigation
  • Solicitor - Commercial Litigation
  • Solicitor - Commercial Property
  • Solicitor - Contracts
  • Solicitor - Defamation
  • Solicitor - Employment
  • Solicitor - Group Litigation
  • Solicitor - High Court Enforcement
  • Solicitor - International Trade
  • Solicitor - Investments
  • Solicitor - Tort
  • Solicitors
  • Surveyors
  • Tax Advisers
  • Trustees
  • Valuers