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Court of Protection
(Year of Call 2003)
Joined Chambers: 2012
LLB (Hons): 2:i
Public Access Accredited
Matthew has considerable experience of dealing with cases involving vulnerable people, with issues of capacity and mental health, within the sphere of Children Act proceedings. He is able to transfer this experience with ease into his Court of Protection practice, particularly in cases that involve complex medical evidence.
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."
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: "Matthew is 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’.
Matthew regularly lectures on a range of family law topics, to both the solicitors and barristers, and social work professionals.
He is a regular speaker for chambers, CLT and Solicitors’ Journal. In the last twelve months, topics have included: “The New FPR Part 25”; “An Introduction to the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review Regulations 2010”; “The Revised PLO and Public Law Update”; “Contact: Enforcement” and “Section 91(14): Getting it Right”.
Matthew is also a qualified ECB Umpire.
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children