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Matthew Astley


Employment and Regulatory; Commercial Litigation; Sports

Professional Background:

Matthew joined Harrison Drury in June 2016 after nearly four years as a Senior Manager at Citizens Advice Lancashire West.

After graduating at the top of his class with a degree in Law from the University of Central Lancashire, Matthew went on to complete the Bachelor of Civil Law degree at the University of Oxford where he was awarded the Bruce Reynolds Prize for Best Performance by Worcester College.

Matthew was called to the Bar in 2013 by Gray’s Inn having been a Prince of Wales scholar and from 2015-16 he studied the Legal Practice Course part-time at the University of Central Lancashire.

Matthew is the co-founder and joint head of Harrison Drury’s sports sector team.

Personal Interests:

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys watching and playing sport, particularly rugby league.

Having previously played professionally, coming through the academy ranks at Wigan Warriors before later signing for Leigh Centurions, Matthew currently plays for Leigh Miners Rangers in the National Conference League.


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