Matthew has an extremely busy practice, both publicly and privately funded, in all areas of the criminal law
An experienced trial advocate, noted for his meticulous preparation and sound judgement, Matthew is highly regarded by those that instruct him.
Matthew has been ranked as band 6 for Crime Junior in Chambers and Partners 2020
“I instruct Matthew Bagnall on most of my cases as he has a fantastic eye for detail and prepares his cases meticulously. He is able to digest large swathes of information and process it precisely and quickly when needed.”
Matthew both prosecutes and defends, as a leading and junior counsel, with an emphasis on murder, serious violence, firearms and drug conspiracies.
As a specialist rape prosecutor, he has a wealth of experience both prosecuting and defending rape and serious sexual offences (including indecent images).
Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit
Essex Bar Mess
Awards, Qualifications & Other
Grade 3 CPS Counsel
CPS Rasso Panel