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

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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.

Due to recent queries, Matthew confirms he does not deal with any inheritance issues, whether informing family members of potential inheritances, or inheritance claims generally. Any emails to the contrary have not been sent from Forsters LLP and are fraudulent. Should you receive any such communications, please notify us by email at [email protected].

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. He invariably instructs counsel but is able to provide advocacy services when required and he is particularly skilled in the handling of intractable litigation. He also advises on pre and post nuptial agreements together with colleagues in the family team, with a focus on the interface between agreements and litigation.

Matthew is particularly adept at settling cases and authored the guide to Consent Orders for Practical Law.

He is a committed member of Resolution and is on the Pensions, Tax and Financial Remedies committee.

In addition, Matthew 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.

Matthew 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) 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.

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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Parental Contact: Self-Isolation – a reasonable excuse to not comply with your Child Arrangements Order

There are, sadly, huge numbers of separated parents whose children are the subject of a 'Child Arrangements Order', being an order of the Court specifying with whom the child lives or spends time.

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Forward Thinking Approaches to Divorce and Separation

Nuptial Agreements

Awards and recognitions

My Insights

"They really understand the issues and try to put them across in a client-friendly way without missing the points"
Chambers HNW Guide, 2021