People | Matthew Brandis

Matthew Brandis | Partner

Practice Group Leader


Practice Group: Dispute resolution

Specialist Areas: Media


Phone: 01753 279039


"A steely opponent and someone who I can really trust to win"

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Leader of the 11-strong litigation and dispute resolution team at B P Collins LLP, where he was appointed a partner in 2002, Matthew Brandis is a highly-skilled operator with a reputation for winning contentious and high profile legal cases.

Among these was the groundbreaking and widely reported Westcott v Westcott defamation case, which created a legal precedent at the Court of Appeal.

In the independent legal bible Chambers UK, Matthew was praised by clients for his “reassuring and calming manner” as well as his “ability to connect at all levels” and he has a reputation for “exceeding expectations”. 

A client recently told the firm that “Matthew is everything you want in a lawyer. Expert, precise, detailed, always prepared, direct when needed, but professional at the same time. With common sense, a sense of humour and a refreshing ability to deliver no-nonsense, commercially sound guidance, that wastes neither your time nor money”.

His expertise includes the resolution of complex commercial contractual disputes, contentious probate, and professional negligence claims, as well as advising on parking law and private client matters. Matthew is also an experienced mediation advocate and is an accredited mediator with CEDR.

A dedicated fundraiser

Building on his passion for Africa, Matthew continually raises money for the St Lawrence Home of Hope Orphanage in Zambia and also for each year for Children in Need.

Previous experience

Matthew trained at Lee Bolton & Lee Solicitors, Westminster, before joining B P Collins in 1997 as a member of the litigation team.


Matthew graduated with LLB (Hons) from Exeter University in 1994, and went on to receive a commendation on the Legal Practice Course, York.

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