Meet the team
Matthew ClarkMatthew qualified in 1991 and has always worked either in the City or Central London. He has an excellent reputation in the market as a professional negligence lawyer. As it’s CEO and Chairman Matthew has formerly managed a 25 partner city law firm. He has also managed business sections in Sports, Banking, Property, and IT. Matthew has been involved in notable high-profile high value complex litigation involving Limitation Periods (banks/sport), Appeals from Arbitration (pensions), Causation (banks), Unlawful Interference with Contracts (film stars/magazines/sport), Professional Negligence (banks/sports/property/legal), fraud (banks/sport/retail/IFA’s) and Commercial Agents (USA micro-chip manufacturers, and fashion importers). During his career Matthew has been a strong advocate of using the best resources to get the job done. This involves working closely with third parties that operate in and support the legal sector in terms of specialist barristers, e-disclosure, finance, insurance, insolvency, and IT. To relax, Matthew mountain bikes in the Welsh Mountains and Valleys with regular trips to the Alps for that something extra. Matthew is a member of British Cycling, Kings Hill Rotary Club, and the Bigfoot Cycle Club. Matthew’s reported cases include:
- Mortgage Corporation v Lambert & Co & Thomas Stanbury  Lloyds Rep PN 624
- Universal Cycles PLC v Grangebriar Ltd LTL 9/2/2000
- Jeffries (a firm) v Southend United Football Club  CACivD
- Tesco Stores Ltd v Southend United Football Club  CACivD
- SEB Trygg Holding AB v Manches  EWCA Civ 1237
- DEMCO Investments & Commercial SA & ors v SE Banken Forsakring Holding Aktiebolag  EWHC 1398 (Comm)
- Douglas v Hello! Ltd (No.3) EWHC 55 (Ch)
- Langston Group Corporation v Cardiff City Football Club Limited  EWHC 535 (Ch), 2008 WL 833542
- Russell v Stone  EWHC 1555 (TCC)
- White v PSM Residential Finance Ltd  EWHC 1925 (TCC)
- Bank of Ireland v Philip Pank Partnership  EWHC 284 (TCC)
- Bank of Ireland v Colliers International UK Plc (In Administration)  EWHC 2942 (Ch)
- Bank of Ireland v McQuaid County Court (Middlesbrough)  9 WLUK 55
- Claramoda Ltd v Zoomphase Ltd (t/a Jenny Packham) QBD (Mercantile)  EWHC 2857 (Comm)
Director, Head of Construction and Engineering and Head of the Transatlantic Desk, Christopher is a dual qualified English Solicitor and US Attorney (New York) with a diverse range of litigation experience in UK, European and US litigation and arbitration.
He joined Cardium Law in 2019 following an 11 year career at a number of well-known City of London law firms where he built up a particular specialism in complex construction, property damage, professional negligence and commercial litigation. Clients include a range of large and small corporations, and high net individuals.
He has a particular passion and fluency in finance having passed all of the exams for the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and in his spare time is a School Governor at an outstanding rated primary school in Aldershot, Hampshire.
Recent experience includes:
- Acting for high net individuals in a claim against their project manager and quantity surveyor following significant cost and time overrun on the building of their dream home.
- Acting for a developer and a main contractor in a claim against a contract administrator following extended remedial work to a landmark development in the Westend of London.
- Acting for private investors to recoup their investment in a financial start-up following a prolonged dispute with management.
- Acting for a nursing home in a product liability claim against a well-known manufacturer following a fire which caused significant property damage.
- A range of construction adjudications acting on behalf of contractors, developers and employers.
David joined Cardium Law in 2018. He is an incredibly experienced litigator with much of his previous experience revolving around fraud.
Significantly, David has represented HMRC achieving large scale multi-million-pound recoveries. In addition to his involvement with resolving copyright and trademark frauds, David has also interacted with the film industry concerning the unlawful recording of films in cinemas.
Recently, David has carried out forensic investigations for the Solicitors Regulation Authority and has undertaken complex analysis of solicitors suspected of breaching accounts rules or conducting fraudulent activities. His appearances at the Solicitor’s Disciplinary Tribunal have all had positive outcomes.
David studied history at The University of Warwick before switching to law by completing his Graduate Diploma in Law and Masters in Law, Business and Management with The University of Law.
David then completed his training contract with Elborne Mitchell LLP prior to being admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.
David has been involved in a number of high value and complex litigation cases involving professional negligence, contractual disputes, insolvency, breach of fiduciary duties, enforcement of shareholder rights, enforcement of judgments, insurance and reinsurance, employment, data protection and intellectual property.
When not in the office, David enjoys rambling over hills and mountains, practicing taekwondo and playing dodgeball. However, he can sometimes be found sharing a meal and drink with close friends while discussing history and contemporary politics.
Alexandra is a Trainee Solicitor at Cardium Law having graduated in 2018 with a Master’s degree in Law, having previously obtained a Bachelor’s degree in History.
Alexandra’s role at Cardium Law has involved working on a wide range of litigation with values that span from £100,000 to multi-millions.
In particular Alexandra has participated or is participating in the resolution of professional negligence claims, fraudulent property transactions, insolvency disputes, resisting enforcement of personal guarantees, resulting trusts, breach of confidence claims, and claims against foreign governments.
In support of the new Cardium model of streamlining legal services, Alexandra helps bridge the gap between business and the bar which is designed to reduce the duplication of costs between barrister and solicitor and includes designing legal and cost strategies at an early stage.
Additionally, Alexandra regularly attends seminars held by sets of chambers and has helped create and present presentations to members of the bar to enhance the business-barrister-solicitor relationships.
Working on e-disclosure platforms and in a paperless office is a challenge that Alexandra has risen to and excelled at.
Alexandra is presently adding an understanding of Litigation Funding and After The Event insurance to her skills.
Previously, Alexandra has worked as an intern in the “magic circle” which helped create an understanding that legal costs were an interesting element in the provision of legal services.
When not working, Alexandra enjoys swimming in all weather conditions, cycling, and reading about history.
Alex is a legal assistant and has completed his Legal Practice Course achieving a distinction. His goal is to become a fully qualified lawyer, which is well advanced.
On his LPC route to Cardium Law, Alex has concentrated on litigation, business law, property, intellectual property, commercial law and corporate finance.
Previously Alex has worked for two central London law firms gaining work experience in a wide range of legal sectors that include professional negligence, commercial litigation, sports law, and property.
At Cardium Law, Alex is building on his knowledge and is providing support on high value complex litigation.
Over the last four years, Alex took some time away from the civil legal system to work with the Metropolitan Police and was involved in Emergency Response units, the Murder Team, and Community Safety.
In his spare time, Alex plays football, keeps fit, enjoys music, and attends golf courses!
Martin commenced his career in the law as a Barristers’ Clerk over 40 years ago, in Lincoln’s Inn, and then was First Junior Clerk at 4 Essex Court (now Essex Court Chambers), and then Senior Clerk at 9 Old Square (Lord Hoffman’s Chambers) before moving to chambers in Bedford Row as a Chambers Director and Senior Clerk, until 2002.
Martin established Chambers People in Autumn 2002 – a specialist business consultancy for Barristers’, their Chambers, and law firms. Chambers People operates throughout England and Wales, providing staff, training, business development and other support services.
Martin remains the Director of Chambers People Ltd, but was appointed the Clerk to ArbDB Chambers in Summer 2013 – a specialist chambers for Arbitrators, Mediators, and Dispute Board members. ArbDB Chambers now have an associate office in Dubai, and another in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Martin is married, with two sons, one granddaughter, and when not working, runs, tries to play golf, and visits watches a well-known London football team at Stamford Bridge.
Will spent 25 years in Barrister’s Chambers; including some of the most respected Chambers in the country.
More recently, he has been running the litigation arm of a major new multi-national law firm. There, through business development and designing a new business structure, he built a forward thinking, barrister-led legal function for the new legal consumer – be that individual, SME or corporate entity.
Will has an ethos centred on client service, effective communication, transparency and finding bespoke solutions. He is also able to utilise a wide ranging and trusted network across the corporate, legal and general business world.
These elements, married with being at the forefront of a fast shifting legal landscape, mean he is well positioned to fully realise the expectations of the client.