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Matthew Haynes


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(Year of Call 1991)

Joined Chambers: 1992


MA (Oxon)


Matthew Haynes undertakes both court and advisory work in relation to all aspects of ancillary relief. His ancillary relief work has included issues of company and partnership assets, bankruptcy, agricultural issues, and dissipation of assets. Matthew Haynes has experience of cohabitation cases and trusts of land. He also undertakes work in relation to the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.


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: "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 and Partners 2012: Matthew Haynes handles both matrimonial finance and children matters. He has particular expertise in cohabitation disputes.

Chambers and Partners 2011: "As a leading junior for his work in relation to trusts of land and Schedule 1, Children Act 1989, matters."

Notable Cases:

 DR v GR & Ors [2013] EWHC 1196 (Fam)

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