Matthew Cleary - Trainee Costs Draftsperson 

Before joining Carter Burnett, Matthew studied Law (LLB) at Newcastle University, where he was responsible for ‘The Legal Side Blog’ as its editor. He was also the first ever host and editor of the North East Law Review podcast, where he spoke to Dr Funke Abimbola MBE. 
What's the best thing about working at Carter Burnett? 
Everyone is very approachable and friendly. We’re also growing fast and it feels like a really exciting time to be part of building something special. Beverley and Newcastle are also brilliant places to work and enjoy. 
How do you spend your spare time? 
I currently live with my friends, who are all professionals and postgraduates, in shared accommodation so we do a lot of things together. I love playing and watching football and I’m also a keen runner and skier. 
I’ve also completed all 214 Wainwright peaks in the Lake District with my family and I enjoy going back to do those walks when I get chance. 
How would you describe yourself in 5 words? 
Hard-working, curious, approachable, fun, happy. 
What’s your favourite food? 
Pizza (with a bottle of Morretti). 
What are your pet hates? 
Waiting for people to come out of the house when I’m picking them up in the car! 
If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self? 
Say ‘yes’ to as many opportunities as you can. 
Call: (0191) 654 0173 
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