Matthew Desborough

Matthew Desborough


I specialise in Commercial Property and Corporate work, advising business owners on both their property and business matters. I am based in our North Hill office in Colchester.

On a day to day basis I deal with property matters such as assigning, granting or taking of leases, purchasing freehold commercial property and acting on the re-financing of commercial property.

I also act on corporate residential matters including acting for clients on Company Buy-to-Let Sales and Purchases in addition to re-financing and transferring property portfolios from an individual or partnership to a Company.

In addition, I am also involved in acting on corporate matters including Sales and Purchases of Businesses & Companies, acting on Share Buybacks and assisting the day to day running of a Company with the drafting of constitutional documents such as Shareholder Agreements and Articles of Association.


Manager or Supervisor: Nick Attwell

Progression: I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Essex and graduated with a 2:1 in LLB Law in 2013.

I then undertook my Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Moorgate and joined Attwells in 2014 initially in the residential conveyancing department before undertaking my training contract and prior to qualification as a Solicitor in January 2018.

Hobbies and interests: In my spare time, I am a season ticket holder at Colchester United. I also enjoy playing golf and am a keen runner. I have completed a number of half-marathons and in November 2019, completed a 275 mile relay run from Colchester with 5 others to raise money for the Huntington’s Disease Association.