Matthew Curwood SC


Matt is a barrister at Francis Burt Chambers, Perth with more than 20 years’ experience as a commercial litigator and estates disputes lawyer.

Matt regularly appears as counsel in a wide range of cases in the Supreme and District Courts of Western Australia with a specific emphasis on estate disputes.

Prior to joining Francis Burt Chambers in 2013 Matt was the principal of his own legal practice, Curwood & Co Lawyers. Matt commenced his legal career in 1993 with a boutique litigation firm, Arns & Associates.

Matt is a member of the Legal Costs Committee, the statutory committee that determines levels of remuneration for legal practitioners in Western Australia. He is a regular presenter at seminars on legal costs issues.

In November 2020, Matt was appointed Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of Western Australia.

Areas of expertise
Civil Procedure
Estate Disputes
General Civil Litigation
Academic Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws (UWA)
Civil Procedure Western Australia