Matthew was educated at the University of Sydney. Matthew worked for Abbott Tout Russell Kennedy in Sydney after qualification in 1987 then Curwood & Partners.
In 1992, he moved to England and joined C A Norris in Ringwood. In 1994, he joined Wessex Legal Services, which was taken over by Wansbroughs in Winchester. He was made a partner in the firm in 1997.
Matthew specialises in all aspects of clinical negligence, and has a national reputation for managing high value obstetric claims on behalf of the NHSLA for NHS Trusts. He successfully defended the case of Cooke v UBHT in the Court of Appeal. He is the firm's client partner to the NHSLA and heads up the firm's clinical risk cluster nationally.
"Incredibly knowledgeable." Chambers and Partners UK 2016 Edition, Clinical Negligence (Mainly Defendant), UK Wide
"Matthew McGrath is a leading light in clinical negligence, and receives glowing praise from interviewees as an "absolutely top-drawer" lawyer who will "fight his case, but also concede when he needs to"." Chambers and Partners UK 2014 Edition, Clinical Negligence, UK Wide