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Called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 2007 (Lord Denning Scholarship, Hubert Greenland Award and Pegasus Scholarship)


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Family Law Bar Association

Matthew Brunsdon Tully

Partner, Family

Matt is a Partner in the Family team, specialising in matrimonial finance disputes, where he frequently acts for high net worth individuals on matters involving a dynastic, trusts, landed or international element. He also has a particular interest in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

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He also has significant expertise in private law children work including domestic and international relocation and abduction.

Matt is particularly adept at settling cases for his clients who include private individuals, families, trusts and companies. He also advises on pre and post nuptial agreements, focussing on the interface between agreements and litigation.

In addition to his work helping clients through the process of separation and the financial and child-related ramifications, Matt is an acknowledged expert on appeals and the process of setting aside defective financial orders (for example on the basis of non-disclosure, undue influence, or fraud).

His expertise in the law and procedure is well recognised in the industry, having been an author for various leading practitioner texts including the appeals chapter of the Rayden and Jackson on Divorce and Family Matters, 19th edition, and the guide to Consent Orders for Practical Law.

Matt is a committed member of Resolution and is on the Pensions, Tax and Financial Remedies committee as well as on the Family Solutions Initiative working group. He has also taught family law both at the London School of Economics and King’s College London and has been an examiner at the latter.

He is listed as a 'Top Recommended' lawyer in Spear's 500 and ranked in Chambers HNW Guide 2021 where he is described as "fantastic", giving "top-quality advice" and someone who can "really see the strategic picture."

Matt joined Forsters in 2019 from his role as Barrister at 1 Hare Court, where (in addition to recognition since joining Forsters) he was ranked in the directories as a "star of the future" and "very good with clients". His experience at the Bar helps him identify the best Counsel for his clients, and his experience of Judges helps him identify the right strategy early in litigation.

Matt recognises that different clients have different needs and different budgets. He is happy to provide a Partner-led service, or a light touch service whether advising in the background whilst clients represent themselves in litigation or ADR, or strategic oversight with an associate managing the case so as to ensure costs are proportionate.

Breaking Good - Rethinking Separation and Divorce

Introducing Breaking Good, the new Forsters' podcast. Comedian Marcus Brigstocke teams up with leading family lawyer Jo Edwards and members of Forsters' Family team to demystify the divorce and separation process. An informative and entertaining guide to modern family law.

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Forward-Thinking Approaches to Divorce and Separation

Coming to a decision to separate or divorce is difficult and often distressing. For many, the process that lies ahead is a mystery and it is assumed that it will be confrontational and drawn-out. However, there is in fact a wide range of forward-thinking, constructive approaches to resolving the issues flowing from your divorce or separation.

Forward Thinking Approaches to Divorce and Separation

Nuptial Agreements

Is a nuptial agreement right for you and your family? The Forsters Family team want to open up the conversation about nuptial agreements, to dispel myths and to inform people about the benefits of having one and the practical process.

Nuptial Agreements

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"The training here is unique. I was surprised by how much responsibility we were given at such an early stage."
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