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Matthew Hendra


T: 01225 300 623 (DDI)
T: 01225 730 100

Matthew is an associate in our Employment & HR team. He has a wide range of experience advising both employees and companies.

Matthew is particularly well known for his work in dealing with employee disputes and his pragmatic and sensible handling of complex situations. Matthew’s negotiation skills and experience have helped him secure excellent outcomes for individuals and companies alike.

“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 obtained a distinction in his Legal Practice Course. He is well-regarded for his negotiation, advocacy, and case-analysis skills, drawing upon his previous experience as a Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Matthew’s clients range vary from charities, start-up companies to multi-nationals and senior executives. Matthew’s clients praise his “extremely professional advice”, “guidance and knowledge” and his “determination” to resolve matters in often “difficult circumstances.” (source: client letters).

Matthew’s recent cases include:

  • successfully striking out a spurious Employment Tribunal claim
  • negotiating a substantial exit package for a senior executive after a breakdown in working relationships at board level
  • resolving a complex and historical sexual harassment dispute
  • assisting an employer in dismissing a long-standing employee for gross misconduct
  • providing employment support upon the sale of a business
  • negotiating a significant enhancement to a proposed settlement agreement.

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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