Matthew Beard

Matthew Beard is a Chartered Legal Executive; he is an experienced practitioner within the Crime Department specialising in firearms offences and sexual offences. Matthew is an accredited police station representative and works in the Crown Court litigation department

Matthew achieved a first class honours degree while working full time in the RAF, including deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. Matthew previously worked for thirteen years in the Royal Air Force as an aircraft engineer during which he qualified as a Class 1 Armourer, and has an extensive knowledge of firearms and explosive legislation. Matthew’s experience in the RAF, and time spent with the RAF Legal Branch, has afforded him an in depth understanding of military law.

Matthew is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives.