Matthew Burdon

Matthew Burdon - Barrister at St John's Bul

Matthew initially qualified as a Solicitor in 2005 and went on to practice in Criminal Law. In 2009 he was made a Partner and Head of the Criminal Department at one of South Yorkshire’s oldest firms. He was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 2016.

Matthew enjoys a mixed common law practice, with a mix of crime, civil and regulatory law.


  • Crime

    Matthew’s criminal practice comprises both defence and prosecution work in the Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal.

    Notable Cases

    R v S (2016): successfully argued that a sentence of six years for a prolific dwelling house burglar was manifestly excessive. Appeal allowed and sentence reduced to five years.

    R v C (2017): achieved an acquittal in an allegation of knife point robbery at Grimsby Crown Court. Successfully argued that the case against the Defendant should not proceed beyond the halfway stage in an identification case where proper identification procedures had not been followed by the police.

    R v D (2017): Defended a mother accused of inciting sexual activity against her four-year-old child in an eight-day trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

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  • Personal Injury

    Matthew’s civil practice is predominantly trial focused personal injury work.

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