Matt joined chambers as a tenant in October 2016 having successfully completed his pupillage under his supervisors: Damian Stuart, Michael Glaser and Robin Powell. Matt practises in all areas of Family Law. He represents parents, children and Local Authorities in care proceedings. He is frequently instructed in Private Law matters, and is comfortable providing representation and advice at all stages of proceedings. Matt also acts for a range of clients in financial proceedings.
Matt has experience in Private Law Children Act 1989 matters including contact disputes, schooling disputes and cases involving serious allegations (he completed a six day fact-finding hearing in Private Law proceedings during his second six months of pupillage). Matt also has a keen interest in financial remedies proceedings and Family Law Act 1996 proceedings.
Matt is regularly instructed to act for parents and for Local Authorities in Public Law proceedings. He is frequently instructed in interim hearings, interlocutory applications and final hearings.
Matt is a keen sportsman and cook. In his spare time he enjoys running and has signed up to complete the London Marathon in 2017. He is running the marathon on behalf of the Mental Health Foundation, a charity for which he has a particular fondness given his previous work as a carer for people suffering from mental disabilities.