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Stewarts Law LLP, Matthew Humphries, London, ENGLAND

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Matthew Humphries

Work 020 7822 8000
Stewarts Law LLP

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Divorce and Family


Partner in the Divorce and Family department. His particular expertise is resolving complex financial claims arising on family breakdown.


He represents high net worth individuals, or their spouses, frequently in cases involving intricate trust and/or corporate structures often with an international element.

Matthew also regularly advises upon the negotiation of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.


In a leading legal directory, he is described as “sharp and ambitious, and his judgement is always spot on”. He is also praised for his “sensible and calm approach”.

Citywealth 2016 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, where he is described as an “energetic and engaging young partner”. 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”.


Trained Burroughs Day, Bristol; qualified 1998; TLT 2002; senior associate Stewarts Law 2010; partner 2013. Author of numerous articles on family law topics in various journals and publications.


Resolution; Resolution’s Cohabitation Working Party – promoting a change in legislation for unmarried couples.


Exeter University (1995, BA Hons 2:1 and Dean’s Commendation; 1996 LPC with Merit).


Rugby, cycling and travel.

London: Private client


Within: Family

Stephen Foster at Stewarts Law LLP is an ‘excellent team leader who has pulled together a fabulous team that continues to go from strength to strength’. Foster’s clients are figures from the City and entrepreneurs and many of his cases have an international dimension. Emma Hatley  is described as being ‘in a league of her own. She is a tenacious litigator- calm and measured as well as a real fighter with grit if necessary. She is destined for the top’. Matthew Humphries is an ‘excellent all-round lawyer with a great brain’. Also recommended are Debbie Chism (brings a vast store of experience to all her clients and is completely unflappable’), Richard Hogwood (‘frighteningly efficient’)  and Sam LongworthToby Atkinson  ‘strives to achieve a peaceful resolution if there is one to be found whilst preparing to fight if required. His advice is thoughtful and measured and his judgement is sound’. Helen Ward  is ‘superb in every way’. Other key members of the eight-partner practice include newly promoted partner Carly Kinch.

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