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Matthew Hendra

Senior Associate

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Matthew is a Senior Associate in our Employment & HR team. He has a wide range of experience advising both companies and employees. He is a member of our our Health and Social Care sector team and regularly advises care providers and charities

Matthew is well known for his pragmatic and sensible handling of complex situations. He builds excellent relationships within organisations and quickly gets to the heart of the issue to achieve the best outcome.

"Matthew's support and advice has been exceptional, always candid and cogent. I have been very impressed; indeed I feel it's the best professional experience I have ever received, quite outstanding. Thank you so much for representing our cause so expeditiously and with such aplomb."

Charity CEO

"Matthew's ability to really listen, his experience, his intellect and measured advice empowered me to articulate my case with confidence. Matthew was in the background, always available, always kind and always ready to give clear, comprehensive advice."

Royds Withy King client

"I was really pleased with the way Matthew conducted business and the outcome. He guided me through a difficult situation with clear advice, resulting in the least amount of stress possible. His expertise was invaluable in securing a positive outcome."

Royds Withy King client

About Matthew

Matthew qualified as a lawyer in April 2013 and has a strong academic background, having studied law at Southampton University and achieving a distinction in his Legal Practice Course.

He is well-regarded for his communication, case analysis and negotiation skills. Matthew understands client needs and can draw on his extensive legal experience as well as his previous experience as a Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

As a member of the Health and Social Care sector team, Matthew acts for care providers nationwide as well as number of charities. Other clients include social enterprise companies, tech start-ups and multi-nationals. His recent work includes:

  • supporting HR teams on complex disciplinary and grievance matters
  • advising on data breaches and subject access requests
  • advising on a restructure and transfers across a group companies and multiple jurisdictions
  • providing in-house training to HR teams
  • successfully striking out a vexatious Employment Tribunal claim
  • providing employment support upon the purchase and sale of a business
  • resolving a complex and historical discrimination dispute
  • negotiating a substantial exit package for a senior executive.

Matthew consistently receives excellent feedback and his clients praise his “extremely professional advice”, “guidance and knowledge” and his “determination” to resolve matters in often “difficult circumstances.”

Matthew is praised for going “above and beyond” to achieve the best outcome for clients and is described as “patient”, “supportive”, “good humoured” and “one of the best HR employment lawyer I have ever worked with” (source: client feedback).

I am passionate about helping every client achieve the best outcome. I provide straight-forward and practical advice to my clients and I’m not afraid to think outside the box in order to find a solution.

Matthew Hendra

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