Matthew Brunsdon Tully


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


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Matthew Brunsdon Tully

Partner, Family

Matthew is a Partner in the Family team. He is an employed Barrister specialising in high net worth matrimonial finance disputes (frequently with a trusts or international element), cohabitation, and private law children work. Matthew advises individuals, families, trusts and companies.

As a former self-employed Barrister for a decade at leading Band 1 chambers 1 Hare Court, Matthew is able to provide clients with a holistic service which encompasses all aspects of family law with a particular emphasis on efficient and cost-effective litigation.

Matthew's high net worth clients are often high profile, he also takes on intractable cases with a novel or difficult element. He believes that whilst every case should be capable of settlement with or without ADR solutions, unduly delaying court or arbitration proceedings is generally to be avoided given the anxiety, friction and avoidable legal costs.

Matthew is expert at dealing with pre and post-nuptial agreements, having been heavily involved in MacLeod v MacLeod in the Privy Council and, to a lesser extent, Granatino v Radmacher in the Supreme Court, the two leading cases in this area. He has written and lectured widely on the subject. Matthew's experience of litigation arising from nuptial agreements also means he is well-placed to advise clients as to the enforceability of their agreement.

He is also 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) having appeared in a number of cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal as a barrister, and having written the appeals chapter of the leading practitioners’ text, Rayden and Jackson on Divorce and Family Matters, 19th edition.

Matthew has taught family law both at the London School of Economics and King’s College London, and has been an examiner at the latter.

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