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Meet Matthew O'Grady, an experienced Family Law barrister, arbitrator and mediator who has been practicing as a specialist in Family Law since 2010.

He is admitted in Australia, England & Wales and New Zealand and provides expert advice and representation to clients in Family Court hearings as well as Family Law mediation and arbitration.

Matthew is recognised in the leading legal directories in Australia and England as a leading Family Law barrister.

In addition to his work as a Family Law barrister, Matthew is a Family Law arbitrator and mediator. In January 2022, Her late Majesty The Queen appointed Matthew to be a Recorder, sitting as a part-time judge of the Family Court of England & Wales.

Matthew has extensive experience in international Family Law work, and can help clients with issues involving Family Law in different countries.


Matthew has a unique background in professional sport. As a former elite match official he refereed rugby union around the world and now sits on judicial panels for several national and international governing bodies.

If you need help with a Family Law matter, don't hesitate to contact Matthew.

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