Recognition

Matthew is commended in Chambers High Net Worth 2021 for being “very bright, very strategic and also approachable” as well as being “unflappable and pragmatic”. Chambers 2021 adds “He is extremely good and very sharp.”

The Legal 500 describes Matthew as an “excellent all-round lawyer with a great brain”, “excellent at tracing the money” and as having an “excellent analytical approach to complex cases, coupled with a superb bedside manner”.

Citywealth ranks Matthew as a Prominent Figure in the Family and Matrimonial lawyers list, with an interviewee adding: “Matt is a seriously good lawyer. He has an incredible eye for detail and is as happy dealing with multimillion pound offshore trusts as he is with complex corporate structures. I would definitely want him on my side in any case.”

Matthew is listed in Spear’s 500 Family Lawyers list. One client interviewed by Spear’s research team described him as “not only the most professional lawyer that I could have wished for but [he] has a human touch, which makes him a very powerful ally at the most crucial of times”. A further interviewee states that they “have highly recommended him to others to be their unfair advantage to guide them through the torrid journey ahead”.

Expertise

Matthew’s expertise is resolving complex financial claims arising on family breakdown. He represents high net worth individuals, or their spouses / partners, frequently in cases involving intricate trust and/or corporate structures often with an international element.

Matthew also regularly advises upon the negotiation of nuptial agreements and the resolution of arrangements for children post separation.

Career

Matthew qualified in 1998, joining Stewarts in 2010.

Accreditations and Memberships

  • Resolution and Resolution’s Cohabitation Committee
  • International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL)