Matthew Firth

"… his advocacy skills are brilliant and his negotiating strategies flawless."

Legal 500 2021

"…a terrific advocate and cross-examiner, who is immensely hard-working, personable and highly supportive of the client."

Chambers & Partners 2020

"a fierce advocate who can process and then present a large amount of information within a short period of time."

Legal 500 2019

Matthew Firth

"… his advocacy skills are brilliant and his negotiating strategies flawless."

Legal 500 2021

Matthew focuses his practice on financial remedy proceedings, engaging in both medium and high value cases. His experience includes disputes regarding business profitability, value, and liquidity. His experience extends in turn to assisting in identifying appropriate and workable solutions.

Overview

Matthew is recommended in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading Junior in matrimonial finance. He practices exclusively in family law, specialising in finance cases. He deals with both medium and high value disputes.

He is described as one whose “attention to detail is absolute, he ensures that every aspect of what he does is to the highest standard. He is always fully-prepared, his advocacy skills are brilliant and his negotiating strategies flawless.” (Legal 500, 2021)

He is described as one who “deploys his forensic skills to turn cases around and achieve great results. He is a terrific advocate and cross-examiner, who is immensely hard-working, personable and highly supportive of the client.” (Chambers & Partners, 2020).

Expertise

He is described as one who “grasps the complexities of the case and takes care to understand the client’s position. Matthew has an impressive knowledge of the relevant law, is thorough in his preparation, and provides robust, clear advice.” (Chambers & Partners, 2021)

He is described as “a fierce advocate who can process and then present a large amount of information within a short period of time.” (Legal 500, 2019). “The man is fantastic with detail.” (Chambers & Partners, 2019)

“He has such an acute accounting mind and is able to grasp everything. He is extremely thorough and delivers on time. His preparation is thorough, and he grasps what is presented to him.” (Chambers & Partners, 2018)

“He is a real terrier; focused and persuasive.” (Legal 500, 2017).

“So thorough in his preparation and good at winning cases based on the documents." "Matthew is able to absorb a vast amount of complicated information quickly and filter it to focus on the important bits. He thinks fast on his feet, is reassuringly robust when necessary, and is not someone to shy away from tricky issues.”
Chambers & Partners 2022
“Grasps the complexities of the case and takes care to understand the client’s position. Matthew has an impressive knowledge of the relevant law, is thorough in his preparation, and provides robust, clear advice. He is always willing to pick up the phone to keep you updated and to provide advice as the case progresses.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“His attention to details is absolute, he ensures that every aspect of what he does is to the highest standard. He is always fully prepared, his advocacy skills are brilliant and his negotiating strategies flawless.”
Legal 500 2021
“He is described as one who “deploys his forensic skills to turn cases around and achieve great results. He is a terrific advocate and cross-examiner, who is immensely hard-working, personable and highly supportive of the client.”
Chambers & Partners 2020
“…a fierce advocate who can process and then present a large amount of information within a short period of time.”
Legal 500 2019
“The man is fantastic with detail.”
Chambers & Partners 2019
“He has such an acute accounting mind and is able to grasp everything. He is extremely thorough and delivers on time. His preparation is thorough and he grasps what is presented to him.”
Chambers & Partners 2018
“He is a real terrier; focused and persuasive.”
Legal 500 2017
“such an acute accounting mind and is able to grasp everything. He is extremely thorough and delivers on time.”
“uncovering the financial details of a case while also remaining considerate of the client’s feelings.”
  • Matthew was a scholar at Oxford University where he read Literae Humaniores. 
  • Diploma in Law at the City University, London
  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association

Matthew has a keen interest in music and travel.

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