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Stewart Matthews

Managing Partner & Head of Company Commercial

Stewart Matthews

Stewart Matthews

Managing Partner & Head of Company Commercial


  • Commercial and Business Law
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Joint Venture and Shareholder Agreements
  • Commercial Property
  • Property Investment

Fax: 01582 400972

Tel: 0330 0945 500


  • Milton Keynes
  • Luton
  • Harpenden

Career History

I joined Hopkins Reynolds as a trainee solicitor in 1999, a firm Neves acquired in 2002, and qualified as a solicitor in 2001, initially into the dispute resolution team dealing with commercial disputes. I progressed within the firm first transferring into company/commercial work, becoming a Senior Associate and then a partner in 2011.

I am currently the managing partner of the firm, responsible for the day to day running of the firm. I am also the Compliance Officer For Legal Practice (COLP), with responsibility for ensuring proper compliance practices across the firm. I am the Compliance Officer For Legal Practice (COLP) and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) for the firm.

Stewart is listed in the Legal 500 2024 edition.
Legal 500 Testimonial ‘Stewart Matthews is exceptional, responsive, knowledgeable, and provides a personal level of service which is second to none. He is always insightful and practical, giving clear explanations of legal issues and potential commercial impacts.

Being recommended by Legal 500 provides clients with an independent assessment of our ability, gives a flavour of who we are and what sets us apart from other law firms. Follow the web link for full details of the Legal 500 rankings.

Recent Cases

I have many years experience in a broad range of company/commercial matters, ranging from company sales and acquisitions, shareholder protection, options, franchise agreements, management agreements and partnership matters. I also assist a number of clients with wider ranging commercial documents including IT/Software licences/agreements, general commercial agreements and commercial property related documentation. My recent caseload has included a number of care and health sector, nursery education and IT software development/licensing matters. 

What makes me human

Bipedal locomotion; high manual dexterity and heavy tool use compared to other animals; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies” apparently, according to wikipedia!

My two young children and our dog keep my wife and I busy and weekends tend to be filled with family activities. I try to squeeze in the occasional round of golf and other sports when possible and hence my handicap is rather erratic.

We are delighted to announce that we have been listed in the Legal 500 2023 rankings for three practice areas; Company Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation and Family Law.

Myself and Sue are so grateful for all your hard work which ensured we finally reached completion. Please pass on our thanks to Charlotte too.

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