Matthew Johnson

Supervising Department Director

Commercial Hub

Commercial Hub, Suite 1A,
Phoenix House Christopher
Martin Road Basildon
SS14 3EZ


19 Town Square
SS14 1BD

Fax: 01268 240001


Matthew read law at the University of Kent, graduating in 2009, and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London with a Distinction in 2011. Prior to joining Palmers Solicitors, Matthew spent a year working in the personal insolvency department of an insolvency practitioner’s firm, dealing primarily with bankruptcy cases.

Matthew joined Palmers Solicitors as a trainee in 2012 and upon qualification as a Solicitor in September 2014 has continued in our Company Commercial Department. In February 2023, he was promoted to become Departmental Director. Matthew regularly advises and represents clients on a broad range of commercial and corporate issues with particular emphasis upon:

  • corporate finance
  • commercial law matters
  • contracts
  • terms of business
  • shareholder agreements
  • business sales and acquisitions
  • intellectual property
  • business law
  • independent legal advice on personal guarantees

In his spare time, when he is not in the stands passionately supporting West Ham United FC, Matthew is a keen footballer and golfer.