Matthew is a well-known and highly regarded family lawyer in Yorkshire and the North East. He divides the majority of his time between our Leeds and North Yorkshire offices, but represents clients across the country.

Described as a “rising star” by Legal 500, Matthew specialises in all areas of family law, in particular the resolution of complex financial issues for high net worth individuals on divorce. He is regularly instructed in the negotiation of pre and post-nuptial agreements and also has extensive expertise on disputes relating to children, including applications by parents to relocate overseas.

Matthew is known for being hugely empathetic and understanding of his client’s needs. He prides himself on his accessible, personable approach and first-rate level of service. He is thoughtful, astute and robust in his handling of cases and genuinely strives to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients as painlessly as possible.

Matthew is the former Treasurer of Resolution for the West & North Yorkshire region and remains an active member of the committee.

Matthew was educated at St Peters School in York and graduated from the University of Manchester. He embarked his legal career at a leading law firm in Leeds before qualifying as a solicitor in 2008. He has worked exclusively in family law for over 10 years and developed a glowing reputation over this period.

Outside of work, Matthew is a keen sports fan and enjoys skiing. He has a passion for both travelling and music.