“The regulations governing these areas have become more complex and demanding. It is essential that all the relevant information is furnished and that queries are replied to immediately. I have successfully represented clients from Brazil, Nigeria, Sierra Leon and other non E U countries. If you have been refused permission to remain in Ireland please contact me immediately as you may be entitled to Appeal the decision or apply to the High Court for a review of the decision.”

Matthew over the last ten years has established himself as an expert on Judicial Review in the High Court in both civil and criminal cases and on the rights of asylum seekers to remain in Ireland.

In addition he has had considerable success in applications to the High Court on behalf of clients relating to Citizenship , Residency and Visa matters.

He has successfully represented clients on criminal matters in the District Court, Circuit Criminal Court and Court of Criminal Appeal where he has been involved in many complex Judicial Review cases relating to criminal convictions.

Matthew has also acted on behalf of hundreds of clients in recovering compensation for prisoners whose right to privacy was violated . He was one of the first Solicitors in Ireland to call for the setting up of a redress scheme for prisoners in the wake of the landmark Supreme Court decision that prisoners rights to privacy were being violated by out of date practices in Irish prisons.

Currently Matthew is representing clients whose rights were affected in the Mother and Baby Home scandal and in respect of whom a redress scheme is currently being established.

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