Matthew Haynes

Call - 1991
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Chambers and its members are regulated by the Bar Standards Board.

Family - Finance

Matthew undertakes court and advisory work in relation to all aspects of ancillary relief. His work in this area includes:

  • Issues of companies
  • Partnership assets
  • Bankruptcy
  • Agricultural issues
  • Dissipation of assets
  • Pensions
  • Third party interests

Notable Cases

RE C (A CHILD) 2015] EWFC 79:  a case relating to an application for the disclosure of medical records concerning, in particular, a patient’s mental health, in order to vindicate a psychiatrist’s reputation following the patient’s allegations to the press.

DR v GR & Ors (Financial Remedy: Variation of Overseas Trust) (2013) [2013] EWHC 1196 (Fam):  acted for a group of companies in a matrimonial finance case involving off-seas trusts in which the court gave guidance on the principles applicable to the joinder of trustees and/or underlying companies of a trust in variation of settlement cases.



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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