Matthew was made Partner at KGW Family Law in January 2017, following 5 years of working as an Associate at the firm.
Matthew studied Law at the University of Portsmouth, graduating in 2007 with Upper Second Class honours. He undertook the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in Guildford, passing with Distinction in 2008. Matthew qualified as a solicitor in September 2011, specialising in family law. Following admission to the roll, he took a position with the regional firm at which he trained before joining KGW Family Law at its inception in January 2012.
Matthew’s practice spans the full spectrum of family law work including financial matters in relation to divorce, pre/post nuptial and separation agreements, matters involving children and domestic violence. Matthew’s approach allows him to provide a supportive and empathetic service to clients during what is invariably an incredibly stressful and emotional time. Each client’s experience and circumstances are different and Matthew strives to provide help and advice tailored to each individual’s distinctly personal situation.
Matthew is involved with a number of professional organisations both locally and nationally, including Resolution, whose membership comprises family law practitioners committed to a conciliatory, non-confrontational approach to meeting the needs of their clients. In furtherance of this commitment, Matthew completed mediation training with Resolution in September 2013. Matthew is also active in the local community and contributes to the effort to provide legal advice to those in need, principally through the Citizens' Advice Bureau. Matthew is a founding member of the Young Woking in Business networking group.
Outside of work, Matthew is a keen cyclist, runner and shooter and occasionally puts his abilities to the test in support of several charities.