Matthew is a professional indemnity specialist based in our Leeds office.

Since qualifying as a solicitor, Matthew has specialised in defending claims across a wide range of professionals, including solicitors and barristers, insurance brokers, surveyors, financial, technology and construction professionals. Matthew also regularly advises insurers on policy coverage and disputes.

Matthew regularly deals with claims involving complex legal and strategic issues. He has a superb eye for detail and is adept at finding solutions for his clients.

Since 2017, Matthew has been consistently recommended in The Legal 500 for his professional liability defence work. He was a founding member of the professional liability team at a previous firm, helping to take that team to a top-tier ranking in The Legal 500.

Matthew writes and delivers training on professional indemnity insurance topics and is a member of the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Matthew has a keen interest in promoting diversity and inclusion issues. He was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Role Model Making an Impact’ category at the 2019 UK Dive In Awards, the insurance industry’s global diversity and inclusion festival.

Qualifications

  • Qualified in England and Wales in 2007

Matthew Liston is commercial, proactive, friendly and approachable. He understands the volatile nature of the professional indemnity insurance market and the impact of claims on our clients. While being instructed by insurers he keeps a balance between their needs and keeping our clients informed.

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Market recognition

  • Recommended lawyer for 'Professional negligence (Yorkshire and the Humber)'
    "Matthew Liston is excellent. I was very impressed with his skills in consideration of detailed and complex issues and documentation. He was also very good as an advocate in a settlement meeting. He is also approachable and a pleasant personality and demeanour. I would recommend him to any one looking for PII issues and litigation generally."
    "Matthew Liston is one of the best and most commercial defendant lawyers I know, and as insurance brokers we know that we can trust our clients claims in Matthe’s hands. We would and do recommend him regularly to both clients and insurers and we see him as a key stakeholder in our business."
    "Matthew Liston is commercial, proactive, friendly and approachable. He understands the volatile nature of the professional indemnity insurance market and the impact of claims on our clients. While being instructed by insurers he keeps a balance between their needs and keeping our clients informed."
    The Legal 500 UK 2022
  • Recommended Lawyer for 'Professional negligence: defendant (Yorkshire and the Humber)'
    The Legal 500 UK 2017-2021
Market recognition
  • Uk Recommended Lawyer 2022

    Recommended Lawyer

    The Legal 500 UK 2022