Matthew is a trainee patent attorney working with a wide range of clients, including university innovation teams and global technology corporations. His background in physics has enabled him to support clients with a diverse range of technologies in the fields of computing, electrical and electronic engineering, aerospace engineering and medical physics.

Before joining Barker Brettell, Matthew worked as a research scientist at a large UK defence company, helping to develop both hardware and software for radar and signals intelligence systems.


  • Prepared draft patent applications for inventions ranging from automated medical imaging algorithms to industrial-scale food processors
  • MSci research project on experimental methods and analysis of Bose-Einstein condensates, which involved building a novel magneto-optical trap and characterising atomic clouds
  • Other university projects focused on semiconductors, lasers and optics, nanotechnology and quantum devices
  • Awarded the Chris Gibson Prize for the highest mark in the UK foundation level exam – FC2 English Law