Matthew Hearsum

Matthew Hearsum

LL.B. M.Sc. FCIArb MIET London & Surrey
Membership Status: Mediator
Exclusive Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 4 Member Level: Junior Mediator Member Type: Exclusive Member

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General Information

As a mediator Matthew specialises in helping resolve disputes relating to land and property. Matthew has a record of unlocking difficult or complex disputes and finding innovative ways to help parties resolve their differences.

Prior to becoming a solicitor Matthew qualified as a software engineer specialising in large-scale database design, and remains a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.

Matthew is particularly known as one of the leading experts in the UK on Party Walls and disputes arising out of basement extensions. He is the author of Practical Party Walls (2014) and The Law and Practice of Basement Extensions (2016).


Areas of Expertise

Matthew can help resolve:

Property Disputes, including boundaries and party walls, easements and rights of way, restrictive covenants, trespass and nuisance.

Construction and Engineering Disputes, including heavy industry, breach of JCT and other contract schemes, breach of warranty claims and technical disputes

Matthew can travel throughout the UK and is happy to negotiate fees on a case-by-case basis.


Recent Mediations

Matthew's most recent appointment was in a dipute over damage caused by a basement extension in West London, which settled on the day.


Matthew is activly involved in his local rugby club as a player, referee and comittee member.


  • Date

    Nature of dispute


  • Matrimonial Finance
    Outcome: Settled
  • Right of Way
    Outcome: Settled
  • Breach of Contract
    Outcome: Did Not Settle
  • Property - Damages arising from Basement
    Outcome: Settled


  • Insurance Provider Travelers Insurance Co Ltd
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 30 September 2022
  • Level of Cover 5000000

CPD & Training

CPD & Training
  • Mediation Training Provider London School of Mediation
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 16 May 2014
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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