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About Matthew

Matthew is well-known at HFW for corporate / commercial legal work and as the Go-To Expert specialising in the ports and terminals, shipping and the logistics sectors. This should come as no surprise given his commercial and operational involvement in these sectors since 1996; having spent his early career with a leading global container shipping line. This first-hand experience gives him an unparalleled understanding of how the industry works.

Clients choose to work with Matthew as he looks at the commercial and practical, as well as the legal implications of any client query or project. He is a responsive, straightforward, organised and reliable person and will tell you like it is.

Matthew’s case load is varied but tends to include:

  • complex commercial contracts and standard terms – including carriage by sea, road, rail, air, 3PL, 4PL, customs and warehousing
  • joint ventures (corporate and operational) and shareholders’ agreements
  • port development and operations – privatisation, concessions, management and commercial agreements
  • standard terms and commercial contracts – including carriage by sea, road, air, freight forwarding, customs and warehousing
  • commercial, legal and advisory work throughout the supply chain
  • acting as an outsourced legal adviser for UK SME businesses

Matthew is qualified in England and Wales.

Matthew Gore is recognised by Acritas Star Lawyers.