Meet the team: Matthew Ray, Litigation.

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Meet the team: Matthew Ray


Q: What is your role at Archers Law?


A: I am a solicitor in the Commercial Litigation Team and advise on a variety of contentious matters with a particular focus on contractual disputes.


Q: How long have you been at the firm and a little about your career journey so far?


A: I have been at Archers Law for two and a half years. I joined the Firm in September 2018 to undertake my period of recognised training and qualified as a solicitor in September 2020. I obtained my law degree and masters (with LPC) from the University of Sunderland.


Q: What did you want to be when you were younger?


A: I always had a particular interest in the law and wanted to join the police force in my younger years. I have wanted to qualify as a solicitor since I started studying law in College.


Q: What made you want to pursue a career in law?


A: My brother also practiced law for some time which is what sparked my interest in law from a young age. I have always enjoyed the competitive nature of the profession and have been drawn to areas of law which requires a high level of research and strategic thinking.


Q: Have you always lived in Teesside and what is your favourite thing about the area?


A: I am originally from Hartlepool but now live in Murton, near Sunderland. I do, however, have plans to live in Tees Valley in the near future. My favourite thing about Tees Valley has to be the friendly nature of people.


Q: What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?


A: I really enjoy being active, going to the gym and going on long walks. I also play indoor bowls during the winter months.  


Q: One fact/ thing people may not know about you!


A: I represented England at Under 18’s level at Indoor Bowls for a number of years and continue to represent County Durham.


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