Elected Alderman for the City of London in 2012, Matthew Richardson is the youngest Alderman elected in more than 800 years. The twenty-five member Court of Alderman, in conjunction with the Court of Common Council, is responsible for the administration of the City, which is the world’s leading financial, business and professional services hub, with combined investment assets worth over £4 billion.
Matthew served on the Court of Common Council for four years prior to being elected as Alderman. During his tenure on both the Common Council and the Court of Aldermen, Matthew has actively represented the views of businesses, small and large, as well as residents.
As a Tenant Barrister at Henderson Chambers, Matthew’s legal practice includes an emphasis on information technology and intellectual property, as well as a strong background in insurance. He served the first-ever injunction via twitter and recently published Cyber Crime: Law and Practice, the first book to tackle the fast growing topic of cyber crime.
Matthew is an active member of the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers. He holds a master’s degree in Engineering Science from St Peter’s College at Oxford and a graduate diploma in law from the University of Law in London. He was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn.