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Matthew Waszak

Matt practises principally in the fields of personal injury, costs and litigation funding, inquests and health and safety. He has a busy Court practice and has appeared, unled, in the Court of Appeal in Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 49; [2017] 1 WLR 2523, a leading case on anonymity in appellate proceedings; and Pollard v University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust [2017] 1 Costs LR 45, on the recoverability of legal expenses insurance.

He is currently instructed as junior counsel by the Ministry of Defence in the fresh (Deepcut) inquest into the death of Sean Benton, having been instructed in the inquest in 2016 into the death of Cheryl James. Between 2014 and 2016, Matt was instructed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) in the Hillsborough Inquests.