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Matthew Hendra


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Matthew is an associate in our Employment & HR team. He specialises in resolving employee disputes and is well known for his pragmatic and sensible handling of complex situations. Matthew’s negotiation skills and experience help him secure excellent outcomes for clients who have been offered a settlement agreement or are undergoing difficulties at work.

Matthew also provides advice to companies in drafting contracts of employment and assisting in disciplinary, performance and redundancy matters.

Matthew made a very difficult situation manageable with a swift 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 from senior executives to part-time employees to SMEs. 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:

  • negotiating a substantial exit package where the working relationship had broken down
  • drafting contracts of employment for a local business
  • negotiating a significant enhancement to a proposed settlement agreement
  • representing employees of a PLC in a class-action contract claim
  • resolving a complex and historical sexual harassment dispute
  • securing a high value settlement in an ‘unfair dismissal’ and Discrimination Claim at the Employment Tribunal.

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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