Matthew Buckland

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Calm, measured, and persuasive as an advocate, Matthew’s defence in a recent case was described by Criminal Law and Justice as “masterful”. Having moved to Carmelite in 2007 Matthew now has a successful fraud practice.

He is also regularly instructed in proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act and has successfully handled numerous complex restraint and confiscation matters and has also received instructions in multi- jurisdictional proceedings under Part 5 and Part 7 of the Act. He has been instructed in numerous cases pre –charge or post-conviction to deal with matters arising out of these complex proceedings. In the last 12 months he has appeared in the Magistrates Court, Crown Court, Queen’s Bench Division, Administrative Court, Chancery Division and Court of Appeal on matters arising out of the Act.

Matthew has represented numerous professionals charged with fraud including accountants, bankers, chartered surveyors and lawyers. He has also acted for them at related disciplinary proceedings. He also has experience in the VAT tribunal.

He has excelled in cases involving complex legal arguments ranging from Causation in multi-party fatal road traffic cases to construction of trusts in a POCA matters; from abuse of process to freedom of speech.

Matthew welcomes instructions in other serious crime, particularly allegations of serious organised criminal activity, and has developed a niche speciality in defending in cases brought under the obscenity laws and related Human Rights issues such as freedom of expression.


Monmouth School
The Queen’s College, Oxford