Matt was called to the bar in 2003. He first worked for a well known legal aid law firm as a paralegal in the asylum and immigration department with a general caseload. Whilst there he focused on advocacy and was appointed a specialist in house advocate for the firm. Matt therefore has first hand experience of working within a busy publicly funded solicitor’s firm and understands the unique challenges that this presents.
Matt commenced pupillage in October 2005 and on taking tenancy in 2006 practised in general family and immigration and asylum law for the early years of his career. In 2009 Matt ceased practising in immigration and asylum law although he continues to keep updated on legal changes in the area and has developed a specialism in children’s case with an immigration or asylum element.
Since 2009 Matt has practised solely in family law with a focus on the law relating to children both international and domestic in the public and private spheres.
Matt’s practice has been predominantly London based although he has undertaken significant cases in the Midlands, East Anglia and the West Country for Local Authorities, parents and children.
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