Matthew Cannings

Matthew Cannings

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Matthew primarily practices in the property and commercial fields and, since 2013, he has also been developing his judicial review practice following his appointment to the Attorney-General’s Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional) Panel.  Matthew has considerable experience of advocacy, drafting and advising on cases in the High Court, County Court and various Tribunals.  He also advises and acts in cases at adjudications and mediations.

Matthew’s property practice encompasses property litigation and landlord and tenant disputes and includes matters of easements, covenants, boundary disputes (including trespass and nuisance) and adverse possession as well as commercial and residential landlord and tenant issues including forfeiture and lease renewals.  Please click here for Matthew’s specialist Property & Chancery profile.

In the commercial field, Matthew has experience of insolvency matters (both personal and commercial) and contractual disputes.  Please click here for Matthew’s specialist Commercial & Business profile.

Matthew’s public law practice consists primarily of defendant judicial review work, although Matthew is also willing to act on claimant instructions.   Matthew regularly represents the Home Secretary in immigration judicial review claims and has also been instructed by the Secretary of State for Transport and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.  As well as judicial review work, Matthew also acts for the Department of Work and Pensions in claims under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997.  Please click here for Matthew’s specialist Public Law & Regulatory profile.

Matthew is also developing a practice in the field of sports law, building on his experience of public law and regulatory matters.  Please click here for Matthew’s specialist Sports Law profile.

In his rare spare time, Matthew is a keen sports fan; cycling, playing cricket and golf and watching pretty much everything. He also enjoys music and theatre.


March 2 2017:

3PB Barrister Matthew Cannings examines solicitors’ duty to advise on the risk of other contractual meanings more

July 13 2015:

Chambers is pleased to announce that Richard Wheeler has been appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel of Junior Counsel more

June 19 2015:

3PB are winners in charity quiz more

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Academic Qualifications

LLB (Hons) AKC, King's College London

LLM (Dunelm) (Distinction), University of Durham

Bar Vocational Course, Nottingham Law School

A Blackstone Entrance Exhibitioner of the Middle Temple

Professional Qualifications and Appointments

  • Attorney-General's Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel) 2012

Professional Bodies

  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Western Circuit