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Matthew Burfield

Matthew Burfield

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Biography

Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2007 having previously become a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1997.  Entering the defendant insurance profession in 2005 from the claimant field, Matthew specialises in fatal and large loss claims for both liability and motor.  

In the motor field his expertise centres around the MIB uninsured agreements, MIB’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, motor insurance principles and coverage; contributing to and editing those chapters  of the 14th Edition of Bingham and Berryman’s Motor Claims Cases - the industry ‘bible’.  He has also advised a household insurer client in relation to the effects on their business of the Consumer Insurance Act and the Deregulation Act.

Matthew recently succeeded resisting the claimant’s appeal from the Master in Dodd v Raebarn Estates Ltd & Ors [2016] EWHC 262 (QB). This was a Defective Premises Act case with particularly tragic circumstances and an unusual case, not least because it involved a successful application for Summary Judgment.  It is currently under consideration by the Court of Appeal.