Matthew Maynard

Call - 2003
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Private Law Children

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Matthew’s private law practice encompasses proceedings involving international and domestic issues.

His international private law practice includes abduction and international relocation and child arrangement disputes.

He has a particular interest the law relating to surrogacy, having appeared for the child in the landmark case of Re X (Surrogacy: Time Limits) and lectures on the advances of the law in this complex and developmental area.

Notable Cases

A Local Authority v JA and others (ZK and another intervening) [2017] EWFC 62

S Local Authority v UN and others [2016] EWFC 41

Re L (a child) Re Oddin [2016] EWCA Civ 173

Re V-Z (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 475, [2016] All ER (D) 15 (Jun)

Re R (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1581

S-P-H-O-S (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1131

Re W (Children)(Adoption Proceedings: Leave to Oppose) [2015] EWCA Civ 403, [2015] ALL ER (D) 208 (Apr)

Re X (A Child) (Surrogacy: Time Limit) [2014] EWHC 3135 (Fam), [2015] 1 FLR 349

Re T (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1836

Re M (A Child) [2011] EWCA Civ 1161

Qualifications

LLB (Hons): 2:1

BVC: VC

Public Access Accredited

Pupil Supervisor

Advocacy Trainer: Inner Temple

Advocacy Trainer: Midlands Circuit

Appointments

Recorder (Family, Western Circuit) 2018

IFLA Arbitrator

Memberships

Midland Circuit

Western Circuit

Inner Temple

Family Law Bar Association

Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Resolution

Liberty

Publications

Navigating a minefield: adoption applications and conditional adoption orders: St Ives Chambers Article.  For the full article click here

Parental order time limits: policy – what policy? (Family Law, Vol 44 No 12 2014 (pp 1653-1784).

Private law: A Catalogue of Errors, Family Law Journal, February 2014.

Adoption: A fresh approach? Family Law Journal, November 2013.

The Children and Families Bill: What to Expect. St Ives Chambers Article. To see this article, please click here.

Recommendations

Chambers & Partners 2019: “Always well prepared and able to make the most complicated of matters seem straightforward.” “A true giant in terms of the stature and quality of his work. He is calm and confident in his approach to cases.”

Legal 500 2018: “He has a reassuring client manner.”

Chambers & Partners 2018: “His expertise belies his years as a barrister. He is always well prepared and able to make the most complicated of matters seem straightforward. “The next star in children law and a brilliant advocate.”

Legal 500 2017: “Efficient at representing all parties in a care case.”

Chambers & Partners 2017: “Very robust, no nonsense and straight-talking.” “Good on his feet but also caring with wonderful client skills.”

Legal 500 2016: “He provides excellent advocacy and adopts a sympathetic approach with clients.”

Legal 500 2016: “A strong and versatile advocate.”

Chambers & Partners 2016: “He is incredibly prepared, thorough and authoritative in the way he comes across.” “He is junior but punches above his weight – I can give him a heavyweight case and know he has the gravitas to deal with it.”

Chambers & Partners 2015: “… destined for great things. A breath of fresh air.”

Legal 500 2014: “He never disappoints.”

Chambers & Partners 2014: “Noted by peers as a rising star in family law, handling both financial and children matters. Sources are quick to identify his client-facing skills and attention to detail.”

Legal 500 2013: “Junior Matthew Maynard has ‘excellent client skills’, and is noted for his ‘forceful advocacy’ and ‘thorough preparation’.”

 

 

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