Matthew McGirr

Contact

T: +61 2 9232 7967

Email: mmcgirr@8wentworth.com.au

  • Prior to coming to the bar, Matthew was a Senior Solicitor in the litigation team of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA). In that role, Matthew advised APRA in relation to all aspects of APRA’s use of powers with respect to banks, insurers and superannuation funds.

    Before APRA, Matthew was a solicitor at two leading law firms, Herbert Smith Freehills and Gilbert + Tobin. In these roles, Matthew advised some of Australia’s largest companies on complex litigation and regulatory
    investigations. His clients have included the CBA, JP Morgan, Westpac, Telstra, BUPA Australia, Tabcorp, along with many others.

    Matthew also has significant experience dealing with issues relating to corporate governance and corporations law, having spent two years at the Australian Institute of Company Directors as a policy adviser and in-house counsel.

  • Matthew is an experienced commercial litigator.

    

Matthew will accept briefs in all areas of law. However, Matthew has expertise acting for clients operating in highly regulated sectors, including healthcare, energy, banking, telecommunications, superannuation, and insurance.

    

Matthew also brings significant experience dealing with matters involving complex expert or technical evidence, including class actions.

    

Prior to coming to the bar, Matthew was a solicitor at the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Gilbert + Tobin. 

    Matthew’s clients have included the CBA, JP Morgan, Westpac, Telstra, BUPA Australia, Tabcorp, along with many others. 
     
    Outside of work, Matthew is a keen runner and cyclist.

    Matthew McGirr