Morgan Sirikanda

"Is pure class. He has extraordinary judgement, is highly intelligent and has a razor sharp brain."

Legal 500 2021

"A bright, sensible, no-nonsense advocate who gets on fantastically with clients. His drafting is excellent."

Chambers & Partners 2021

"Extremely calm under pressure and works collaboratively with solicitors. He will get the right outcome for your client."

Chambers & Partners 2021

Morgan Sirikanda

"Is pure class. He has extraordinary judgement, is highly intelligent and has a razor sharp brain."

Legal 500 2021

Morgan is an experienced practitioner who is frequently instructed by leading family law firms on complex and high-value financial work, with an emphasis on matrimonial finance cases. He is increasingly in-demand as an arbitrator and private FDR evaluator.

Overview

Morgan is an experienced ‘senior junior’ who focuses on all aspects of financial work in the field of family law, with an emphasis on matrimonial finance cases. He also regularly advises in property disputes between unmarried couples under “TLATA” and applications for financial provision for children. His caseload involves financial cases of significant complexity frequently involving the valuation of shares in private companies, trust assets and complex remuneration structures.

Morgan is regularly instructed on his own against QCs in very high-value financial cases, often with an international element. He has appeared before every level of tribunal up to and including the Court of Appeal. 

Morgan undertakes arbitrations both as advocate and qualified arbitrator, he also regularly sits as a private evaluator in out-of-court Financial Dispute Resolution hearings.   

In 2019, Morgan was appointed as a Recorder (part-time judge), sitting in the Family Court on the South Eastern circuit.

“A highly polished, numerate barrister who gives clear advice and always has pragmatic solutions to complex problems." "Practical, user-friendly, and doesn't shy away from difficult issues. He isn't afraid to get into the detail of cases." "He is an excellent advocate who is great on his feet and when dealing with issues under pressure.”
Chambers & Partners 2022
“Extremely calm under pressure and works collaboratively with solicitors. He will get the right outcome for your client.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“A bright, sensible, no-nonsense advocate who gets on fantastically with clients. His drafting is excellent.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“His command of the detail and his knowledge of the law are at silk level.”
Chambers & Partners 2021
“Is pure class. He has extraordinary judgement, is highly intelligent and has a razor sharp brain. He has a wonderful bedside manner, putting clients at ease, explaining everything clearly and in a way that they are able to understand, however complex the issues.”
Legal 500 2021
“He is a great intellect who marshals complex financial information effortlessly. He’s sensible and pragmatic and judges listen to him.”
Chambers & Partners 2020
  • English at Liverpool University (BA, first class honours)
  • GDL at City University (Commendation)
  • Bar Vocational Course at City University (Very Competent)
  • Diplock Scholar and Blackstone Entrance Exhibition, Middle Temple
  • Pegasus Scholar 2006 (judicial assistant to Her Honour Diana Bryant, the Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Family Arbitration
  • Institute of Family Law Arbitrators
  • Member of the Family Law Bar Association
  • Former National Committee Member of the Family Law Bar Association and Chair of the FLBA Money & Property sub-committee (2017-2020)
  • Recorder, South Eastern Circuit (2019)

Morgan delivers numerous lectures and seminars to the legal profession. In recent years this has included being invited to:

  • speak at Resolution’s National Conference
  • deliver in-house seminars to leading firms of solicitors (such as Withers LLP and CRS)
  • deliver training to the judiciary on the conduct of Financial Dispute Resolution hearings at the Judicial College

Morgan enjoys listening to music and playing and watching cricket.

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