Matthew Battensby Senior Associate (Professional Support Lawyer)


Matthew is a Senior Associate (Professional Support Lawyer) in Real Estate with responsibility for various professional support and knowledge services. Matthew’s role encompasses:

  • Delivering training to the firm’s real estate lawyers and to clients.
  • Providing legal consultancy and practical guidance to the firm’s real estate lawyers.
  • Keeping up to date with, analysing and sharing developments in real estate law and practice both internally and with clients.
  • Facilitating the sharing of knowledge within Real Estate and the wider firm.
  • Monitoring and reviewing emerging legal technology solutions.

Matthew is a member of the Property Support Lawyers Group.


As a client-facing lawyer, Matthew gained significant transactional and advisory commercial real estate experience spanning several key sectors and areas of real estate practice.

Since 2017, as a specialist Professional Support Lawyer, Matthew has experience of a wide range of professional support and knowledge services, including:

  • Drafting, maintaining and updating legal precedents, practice notes, and internal policies, as well as signposting useful external sources.
  • Identifying training needs and preparing, organising and delivering training both internally and externally.
  • Providing ad hoc legal consultancy and practical guidance to client-facing lawyers.
  • Producing articles, legal insights and client briefings.
  • Technology and AI solutions including document automation and contract analysis software.