Wed, 06 November, 2019
The first public pre-inquest hearing is taking place before Senior Coroner for Dorset, Rachael Griffin on 6 November 2019, at Bournemouth. Matthew Reeve will represent the family of Emiliano Sala, the Argentinian football player who tragically died aboard a Piper PA-46 Malibu single-engine aircraft (N-264DB) when it crashed into the sea 22 nautical miles north of Guernsey on 21 January 2019. There are ongoing investigations by the AAIB, the Dorset Police and the CAA. Matthew, instructed by Hickman & Rose , is representing the Family in respect of these investigations and any civil liabilities that arise. The full inquest will take place next year.
Matthew is a highly experienced barrister with a wide-ranging commercial practice. He appears as the front-line advocate at all levels of the senior courts, especially the Commercial Court, the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords, as well as in international commercial arbitrations (in which he also receives appointments as an arbitrator).
He has attracted recognition for his handling of larger cases requiring complex legal and factual analysis and the coordination of large teams of lawyers and experts on cases from around the world including (recently) Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Bermuda, Dubai, China, Korea, Cayman Islands, India and New Zealand. Clients include members of royal families, senior military figures, three premiership football clubs, international sportsmen and well-known business personalities in the United States and UK, aviation authorities (in the UK and abroad), insurance regulatory authorities, as well as international insurance and reinsurance companies and airlines.
Matthew combines the highest standards of advocacy (including traditional cross-examination skills) with the application of the most modern litigation-management techniques. He is consistently ranked as a 'Leading Junior' in the latest editions of both Chambers UK and The Legal 500 for Aviation, Shipping and International Arbitration and was shorltisted for Shipping Junior of the Year for the Legal 500 UK Awards 2019.