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Matthew Finley


Upon becoming a solicitor in 1998, Matthew began his legal career with a large regional firm in the North West where he achieved Associate Partner status.

He furthered his career in Canada before taking up a position in Manchester on his return to the UK. Matthew was recruited by Donald Race & Newton to head the Colne office in 2009. He achieved partnership status in 2012 and became a Director in 2013 when the firm changed its status from partnership to limited company.

Undertaking a diverse caseload of civil and commercial litigation matters, Matthew’s specialist areas of work include employment law, representing both Claimants and Respondents in Tribunal and Court proceedings; personal injury work, with a particular interest in public and employer’s liability cases; clinical and professional negligence claims and contractual disputes, involving both individuals and corporate clients.

Matthew also has extensive experience in property disputes, landlord and tenant matters and contentious probate matters.

If you would like to contact Matthew, please call him on 01282 864500 or email him at