Skip to main content

Talk to us: 0333 004 4488 |

Matthew Astley

Matthew Astley

Senior Associate

01772 229 827
07342 998145

Matthew Astley is a Senior Associate in our commercial litigation team.

He deals with a wide range of commercial litigation and dispute resolution matters, including contractual disputes, shareholder and director disputes and professional negligence cases. He also handles employment-related litigation matters (including claims for breach of restrictive covenant and misuse of confidential information) and similar claims involving contractors and commercial parties.

Matthew has a strong track record in sports-related litigation and arbitration cases, as well as sports regulatory and disciplinary matters, having acted for clients in proceedings before sports national governing bodies including The FA, British Cycling and British Dressage. He is a member of The FA’s National Serious Case Panel, which adjudicates on all types of serious disciplinary cases in grassroots football.

Matthew has been named a “Recommended Lawyer” by The Legal 500 in 2022, 2023 and 2024, which notes that he is “a very astute and diligent lawyer who works tirelessly for his clients.”

His reported cases include Fleetwood Wanderers Limited (t/a Fleetwood Town Football Club) v AFC Fylde Limited [2018] EWHC 3318 (Comm) — concerning an appeal against the decision of an FA Rule K arbitrator.

Matthew joined us in January 2024 and is based in our Lancashire office.