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Matt Taylor, Partner

Matt Taylor


Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Industrials
  • Litigation and dispute management

Practice notes

Matt is a partner in Eversheds Sutherland’s Litigation and Dispute Management group and specialises in dealing with heavy weight corporate disputes. Matt regularly advises on commercial contract disputes, commercial fraud cases, warranty claims and negligence claims. Matt also advises clients in respect of defamatory publications and associated media/reputation issues.

Matt has over 12 years’ experience as a commercial dispute resolution lawyer.

He has acted for leading UK and international companies including INEOS, IATA, Flybe, Princes and Vodafone.


Matt is experienced in leading complex and high value disputes and he regularly advises clients on a broad spectrum of disputes across a range of disciplines and sectors. As well as providing clients with strategic, commercial advice to resolve disputes before they escalate, Matt has a wealth of experience in High Court proceedings. He also has experience of numerous alternative dispute resolution methods, including extensive mediation experience.

What clients say

“The individual who has significantly impressed me is Matt Taylor. He is professional, articulate, always willing to provide an option, strong on tactics and innovative in his opportunity analysis.”
Director, national energy company

“I would have to credit Matthew Taylor. I was particularly impressed with him and his ability to grasp the commercial issues we were dealing with … He was wonderful to work with and he certainly influenced my thinking a lot of the time … I think he has done an excellent and a very fine job, and he was efficient and effective.”
In House Counsel, large Australian company with global coverage

“Matthew Taylor was always available … It was almost as if he was working here in the office with me. He demonstrated a great deal of enthusiasm and shared my passion for ‘righting injustices’.”
Director, national manufacturing business

“Matt has been indefatigable in his pursuit of this [case] ... he fought this case with doggedness, sagacity and creativity ... the true distinction of a good lawyer.”
General Counsel, global industrial client

What the directories say

Matt is rated by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Described as an “impressive litigator”, clients have applauded his "thorough, committed approach and incisive advice" and “appreciated his ability to offer very constructive advice and interpretation”. Clients also describe him as "a leader with a sharp technical mind, coupled with both a commercial and forward-thinking strategic approach."


  • The Law Society
  • Honorary Treasurer of Manchester Law Society
  • Assembly Member – General Assembly of the University of Manchester
  • Committee Member – Civil Litigation Committee, Manchester Law Society
  • Committee Member - Northern Circuit Chancery Court User Committee