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Matthew Scudamore

Legal Director

  • Location: Birmingham
  • Email: Matthew Scudamore
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 121 234 0184
  • Direct Fax: +44 (0) 121 234 0001
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 771 413 5499


Matthew specialises in planning, compulsory purchase, highways, judicial review and aspects of environmental law. He also has an excellent knowledge of local government, having previously been awarded a distinction for the Law Society Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice.


Matthew joined Gateley Plc after nearly 10 years in local government, first at Birmingham City Council where he worked on many major regeneration projects in the city, and then at Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council where he was the manager of the Planning and Property team.


Acted for many well-known national housebuilders, developers and promoters on complex section 106 agreements that had to be completed against tight timescales.

Advised on judicial review proceedings, compulsory purchase & compensation and town & village green matters.


Matthew enjoys history, current affairs and cricket.