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Matthew Stevens

Matthew has specialised exclusively in construction and engineering law since qualification and has considerable experience in dealing with contentious, non-contentious and professional negligence issues.

Matthew regularly acts for public bodies, funders, consultants, housing associations, developers and contractors and has extensive experience of conducting proceedings in a variety of tribunals, including adjudication, arbitration and litigation in the Technology and Construction Court.

Matthew has significant experience in drafting professional appointments, building contracts, performance bonds, collateral warranties and other construction documentation. Matthew acts as one of the team’s primary contacts in respect of social housing projects and regularly advises a variety of social housing clients on their construction documents.

Work History

Matt became a partner in 2019 after joining Hugh James in 2009 as a solicitor before advancing through Associate (2011) and Senior Associate (2014).


  • Society of Construction Law and Constructing Excellence