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Children & Parenting

Experienced in all areas of children and parenting law.


Matthew provides sensistive advice and representation to parents who disagree about the care arrangements for their children.

This includes cases where a parent wishes to relocate to another part of their home country or to a new country entirely. He can assist at early stages to ensure applications are best prepared.

He acts in cases where children have been or are alleged to have been abducted, including:

  • Return Orders

  • Wardship

  • Abduction to countries that are signatories to the Hague Convention 1980

  • Abduction to non-Hague countries 

Leading Junior: children law

- Legal 500 (UK Bar) 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024

Decisions about children's welfare and Modern Families.


Legal issues about the welfare of children require understanding and sensitivity. Matthew supports parents with the legal issues surrounding their exercise of their Parental Responsibility, including:

  • Vaccination

  • School selection

  • Medical treatment

Matthew recognises that Family Law can be especially challenging for some members of the community and some legal issues need particuarly sensitive handling . He helps clients with:

  • Same-sex parenting

  • Egg donation and surrogacy

  • Adoption

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