St Ives Chambers

Matthew Fiddy

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Practice Areas

Private Law Children, Public Law children and Family - Finance


Matthew is a barrister practising in all areas of family law.

Matthew has a strong practice in public law children work. Matthew is regularly instructed on behalf of local authorities, parents, children, and interveners in cases of significant complexity. In the course of his work, Matthew is often instructed in cases involving serious non-accidental injury and sexual abuse. Matthew has a reputation for delivering straightforward, robust, advice alongside committed advocacy.

In addition, Matthew maintains a busy private law children practice. Matthew has particular experience in private law cases with international elements and represents parents in the High Court in cases of alleged international abduction and in applications concerning the removal of children from the jurisdiction.

Matthew's family practice extends to financial disputes. Matthew regularly appears in all forms of financial hearings including fully contested final hearings, FDR appointments, and preliminary hearings to determine the ownership of assets.

Professional Memberships

Family Law Bar Association.

Matthew is a panel member at the Bar Pro Bono Unit and willing to accept instructions in pro bono family law matters