Matthew Fiddy

Call - 2011
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Public Law Children

Matthew accepts instructions in public law proceedings to act on behalf of local authorities, parents, children, and intervenors. Matthew regularly appears in care cases before every level of judge and frequently appears in lengthy final and fact finding hearings. His public law experience includes:

  • Contested final hearings
  • Fact-finding hearings – including non-accidental injury and sexual abuse cases
  • Appeal proceedings
  • Separate representation of children
  • Applications for expert evidence and assessment under section 38(6)
  • Contested interim removal applications
  • Matthew was recently led in a lengthy fact-finding hearing that concerned allegations of sexual abuse and FII.

Matthew has experience of cases involving serious allegations of physical and sexual abuse, and cases involving allegations of radicalisation and extremism. Matthew is also regularly instructed to advise on issues concerning the law and practice in this area.

Matthew is a Bar Pro Bono Unit Panel Member and frequently accepts instructions to represent vulnerable clients on a pro bono basis.

Notable Cases

Re PQR (Children) [2017] EWFC B86.

C (Children) [2016] EWFC 6

Y v S [2017] EWHC 1020 (Fam)

Qualifications

Bar Professional Training Course, BPP Law School (Very Competent), 2011

Bachelor of Laws, 2:1, University of Birmingham, 2010

Memberships

Family Law Bar Association

Matthew is a panel member at the Bar Pro Bono Unit and willing to accept instructions in pro bono family law matters

Awards/Scholarships

Birmingham Law School Lady Barber Prize for Mooting 2009

Inner Temple BPTC Exhibition Scholarship Award 2010

Inner Temple Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award 2010

BPP Law School Outstanding Contribution to Pro Bono Projects Prize 2011

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