Matthew Haynes

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Mr Haynes is a Barrister specialising in Business, Property and Family Finance.

Matthew Haynes’s work includes contentious probate work, including issues relating to the validity of wills, forged wills, the construction and rectification of wills, testamentary estoppel and the removal of executors.


MA (Oxon)


Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association

Family Law Bar Association


Legal 500 2023: “Matthew is good with clients. He gives detailed advice and has the ability to present the case at court with clarity.”

Legal 500 2022: “Matthew is second to none when it comes to dealing with complex TOLATA proceedings. Matthew is able to advise on strategy right from the outset of a case. Matthew speaks with authority during hearings and really has the ear of the court.”

Legal 500 2021: “Excellent with clients and respected by opponents and judges.”

Legal 500 2019: “Excellent with clients, and respected by opponents and judges.”

Legal 500 2018: “Noted for his expertise in contentious probate cases.”

Legal 500 2017: “Clients like him as he is conscientious and personable.”

Legal 500 2016: “He engenders respect without a hint of arrogance, and is calm and collected when under pressure on his feet.”

Chambers & Partners 2015: “Matthew is an articulate and no-nonsense advocate who presents his case with the ear of the court and delivers in a cool, calm, collected and extremely measured way.”

Legal 500 2014: “He has a down-to-earth and knowledgeable style.”

Chambers & Partners 2013: Matthew Haynes is “an absolute gentleman and a fine advocate.”

Legal 500 2013: St Ives Chambers’ Matthew Haynes is “a barrister of the highest quality who inspires confidence in his clients”.

Chambers & Partners 2012: Matthew Haynes handles both matrimonial finance and children matters. He has particular expertise in cohabitation disputes.

Chambers & Partners 2011: Matthew Haynes is “a leading junior for his work in relation to trusts of land and Schedule 1, Children Act 1989, matters”.

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