Nick’s Retiring!

Boddy Matthews put on celebrations to mark the retirement of senior commercial consultant solicitor Nick Fieldhouse, who however remains on hand for sharing his expertise in over 35 years in the legal industry. Nick has been an invaluable asset as part of the Corporate and Commercial team and is a noted key lawyer in the 2022 Legal 500. The Boddy Matthews team enjoyed lunch followed by a delicious themed cake.

2021-11-30T16:38:19+00:00Nov, 2021|

Selborne Chambers Annual Litigation Conference, 6 October 2021

Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews Solicitors was delighted to attend the Annual Litigation Conference 2021 of Selbourne Chambers, in person. The Conference began with a round-up of recent Supreme Court decisions. Kate then participated in great group workshops on the essential grounds of professional negligence and the recent developments relating to the rule against reflective loss. The event was also a fantastic opportunity to network in person again with the legal fraternity over a couple of glasses of champagne and tasty food!

2021-11-30T10:38:38+00:00Nov, 2021|

Boddy Matthews to take part in the London Legal Walk

Boddy Matthews Solicitors are delighted to support the London Legal Support Trust in 2021. The Trust helps to provide pro bono legal advice in London to increase accessibility to all who may need advice on their rights. The Boddy Matthews Team is helping to raise much needed money to support this brilliant cause by taking part in the London Legal Walk in October 2021. The Legal Walk is a 10k walk around the sites of London, where all those in support, together with over 4500 other legal colleagues, will be participating. Please click here to sponsor the Boddy Matthews Team.

2021-09-27T15:20:11+01:00Sep, 2021|

Kate Matthews launches EWiF Talk40!

During June, July and August 2021, Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews Solicitors launched EWIFTalk40.  EWIFTalk40 is a remote event, being a fully interactive 40 minute lunch time chat with like-minded EWiF ambassadors to discuss thoughts and experiences. The event sessions follow the content raised by the EWiF #FranchisingStrongerTogether campaign (more information here) generating up to date discussion on issues affecting the franchising industry.


Kate Matthews  says “these type of short inter active sessions focus on a given current franchise topic and are designed to encourage, motivate and stimulate those involved in the franchise world. The aim is to provide support and share relevant experiences with a view to helping women overcome their lack of self-belief, fears and obstacles and grow their business.” Do visit the EWiF website for more information.

2021-09-27T15:13:14+01:00Sep, 2021|

Kate Matthews EWIF Double Award Winner! Service Provider and Ambassador of the Year 2021

We are delighted that partner and specialist franchise lawyer, Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews Solicitors was a double award winner at the EWIF Awards 2021. Kate was awarded the highly coveted and prestigious awards in the category of the EWIF Service Provider of the Year 2021 and the category of EWIF Ambassador of the Year 2021. These two awards to Kate are a high accolade to her work and a testament to her dedication and commitment to our franchising clients and in particular the EWIF mission. The Boddy Matthews team is excited to be able to properly celebrate Kate’s success when UK Government lockdown restrictions allow. Boddy Matthews Solicitors would also like to congratulate again all the other finalists and especially the winners in their respective categories.

2021-09-24T15:44:35+01:00Sep, 2021|

EWIF South Meeting

As online meetings continue in place of physical meetings, EWIF is delighted to maintain contact with its Ambassadors. Chair of EWIF South, Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews Solicitors hosted another successful online EWIF meeting in April 2021. The meeting attracted diverse professional attendees including franchisors and professional advisors. Louise Bruce from Big Red Box PR and Jim Mclaughlin from the Franchise Protection Company gave fascinating talks as guest speakers. Louise has provided helpful pointers on how to maximise your business opportunities using PR and social media and Jim discussed the importance of franchise business protection insurance. Kate Matthews looks forward to hosting the next Meeting in June 2021 and the return of in person meetings in the Autumn!

2021-08-25T14:58:50+01:00Apr, 2021|

Charitable Donations

During these challenging times through 2020 and national lockdown, the world adapted and business tried to continue. This meant challenges for those needing legal services. Helen Boddy and Kate Matthews of Boddy Matthews Solicitors during this period provided their legal services for certification of documents and witnessing of signatures free of charge whilst complying with the COVID restrictions and social distancing rules imposed. Collecting donations rather than charge fees for their chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer, lead to a significant sum of £530 being raised. Helen and Kate were delighted to finally be able to present their 2020 charitable donations to East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre designated for their new Summer House project.

Helen and Kate cycled to the East Surrey Macmillan Support Centre to hand over their charitable donations as part of an eco green activity for Boddy Matthews Solicitors in tandem with its corporate social responsibility.

2021-08-27T17:03:01+01:00Mar, 2021|

EWIF Awards 2021

Helen Boddy, Kate Matthews, Michal Stein and Olivia Canessa Davies of Boddy Matthews Solicitors enjoyed a lovely evening at the virtual EWIF Awards 2021! The Awards though held virtually, were a great success despite not being able to celebrate in person. The Boddy Matthews team actively seek to encourage, inspire and support gender equality and celebrate fantastic achievements in overcoming obstacles in business environments, and in particular in the field of franchising, one of their specialist practice areas. As you can see, it was not all about business as the team at Boddy Matthews Solicitors had a lot of fun with the virtual photo booth!!

2021-08-27T17:00:14+01:00Mar, 2021|
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