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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
- Agricultural issues
- Dissipation of assets
- Third party interests
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)  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.
Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association
Family Law Bar Association
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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