Matthew Butchard
Senior Clerk (Crime)
020 7400 9074

Matt joined Doughty Street as our Senior Clerk (Crime) in April 2019 having spent the previous 25 years working at some of the country’s leading sets.

He has responsibility for the development and management of all criminal practices in Chambers and is committed to providing an excellent level of service for our instructing solicitors, using his years of experience and in-depth knowledge of our members practice’s to recommend the most suitable counsel for each case.

What others say:

"The senior clerk Matthew Buchard is simply superb."  - Legal 500, 2023

"Matt Butchard leads an excellent team of hard working and committed clerks, who are personable and conscientious. It is a pleasure working with a team that has such a collegiate approach." - Legal 500, 2023

"Matt Butchard has a wealth of experience in the profession. Will simply go out of his way to assist you time and time again. Offers real solutions which always work for our clients."  - Legal 500, 2023 

"Matthew Butchard leads a team of clerks who are "excellent - well organised and highly engaged." - Chambers & Partners, 2023 

The senior practice manager for crime Matthew Butchard "provides an exceptional service to chambers' clients. He is one of the most responsive and effective clerks in the city." - Chambers & Partners – Financial Crime

The very efficient criminal clerks’ room is headed up by the excellent practice manager Matthew Butchard.” - Legal 500 – Crime

Matthew Butchard is a modern thinking Senior Clerk- Legal 500 – Financial Crime