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Matthew PurvesAssociate

Matthew Purves

Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and joined the crime team at Hay and Kilner in 2015. He is an Associate Solicitor in the department and a key and well known figure throughout the local courts and police stations.

Matthew has specialised in criminal litigation and advocacy throughout his career. He has significant experience of advising and representing clients from a range of backgrounds; accountants, vets and company directors, to leaders of organised crime groups, vulnerable adults and youths.

He is a Police Station and Court Duty Solicitor, he also has Higher Rights of Audience which allows him to appear as Advocate in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. Matthew is one of few local lawyers who has experience of Supreme Court (formerly House of Lords) proceedings.

Matthew has a keen interest in complex cases with medico-legal and psychiatric issues, he has worked with some of the country’s leading medical and forensic experts and has experience of cross jurisdiction applications.

Matthew is a robust and determined lawyer, he fights every step of the way for his clients he has the experience and ability to take on the most challenging case leaving no stone unturned to ensure justice is preserved for his client.

To read more on the notable cases that Matthew has covered, please click here.