Chambers & Partners recommends Matthew as a leading practitioner in crime:
"A caring and credible prosecutor who is devastating in his quiet cross-examination".
"He is an outstanding advocate who has judges and juries hanging on his every word".
"He is an excellent performer and rightly regarded as one of the best juniors on the Western Circuit. He makes everything look effortless and is particularly good in large multi-handed cases. He's fazed by nothing".
"I think he's an excellent advocate. If I were in trouble, I'd want him to defend me".
The Legal 500 directory also recommends Matthew, quoting:
"A very accomplished crime silk".
“Great tactical acumen and considerable ability”.
"A devastating cross-examiner with the makings of a silk".
"An outstanding advocate; judges and juries hang on his every word".