Having been called in 1992, Matthew spent six years at the Bar before re-qualifying as a solicitor. After seven years in a high street practice as an employee and then a partner, he returned to the Bar in 2006. Having experience of both limbs of the profession, he is able to see and understand the needs of his client both as a solicitor, who would see them on a day-to-day basis (particularly when his court role has ceased) and as a barrister does when focussing on the particular issues at hand.
Matthew is qualified to accept instructions under the Bar Council Public Access scheme.
Re M (Removal from Jurisdiction: Adjourment)  EWCA Civ 888
Father wishing to take child to non-Hague Convention Country for holiday. Court should approach matter on basis expert evidence is required: if it were not, Court should explain why normal practice not followed.
Family Law Bar Association
MA Law (Clare College, Cambridge)
Tancred Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn