Mathew Sherratt Q.C.


Silk Date:2017

Specialisms:Arbitration, Commercial, Crime, Financial & Regulatory Crime, Courts Martial, Public & Human Rights

Recommended as a leading practitioner in Chambers and Partners 2017 and 2018.


Noted in 2017 edition of Legal 500: "His advocacy is nothing short of brilliant."


Mathew regularly appears in high profile cases which attract national and international publicity at both trial and appellate level.


Significant cases include acting as junior counsel on behalf of the millionaire businessman Nicholas Van Hoogstraten in the criminal hearings which resulted in his acquittal, Christopher Edward Buckingham “The Lord of Fraud”, junior counsel for one of the Defendants in the Johnson Matthey Gold bullion robbery, and R v. Maxwell (Appellant) [2010] UKSC 48, the seminal authority on abuse of process arising from executive misconduct.


He has appeared in a number of important reported decisions including:

Darmalingum v Secretary of State for Mauritius (PC) [2000] WLR 2303

R (Mudie) v Dover Magistrates [2003] 2 WLR 1344 (CA)

R v Van Hoogstraten [2004] Crim LR 498

Att-Gen’s Ref (No.3 of 2004) [2006] Crim.L.R 63,CA

R v Wilmot (Christopher) [2014] EWCA Crim 529

R v. Ehi-Palmer [2016] EWCA Crim 1844


Mathew is highly regarded for his persuasive advocacy, his lateral thinking and the hard work and commitment he brings to his clients' cases.


Listed on the official panel of avocats for the French Consulate.


Member of the CBA and the Fraud Advisory Panel.