Portrait of Matthew Long

Matthew Long

Year of Call 2011

Professional Practice

Matthew is instructed in all areas of family law work; he represents clients in both financial (with a keen commercial brain) and children cases, those with a jurisdictional element and in public law cases.

Although Junior in call Matthew is already a confident and tenacious advocate (appearing on his own and succeeding in a permission to appeal application). He has a meticulous approach to the planning and presentation of arguments on paper and is naturally comfortable with clients from different walks of life due to his innate interpersonal skills.

During pupillage he was involved at the research, advice, and drafting stage of a broad range of matters.

  • Recommendations

    ‘Approachable and incisive, his drafting in particular is excellent and he is adept at handling clients and solicitors alike. A pleasure to deal with’.
    Amanda Sandys - Camilla Baldwin
  • Notable Cases

    • Solovyev v Solovyeva
      [2014] EWFC 1546
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • Recently gave a seminar (to a solicitors firm) on the impact of the new Child Maintenance regulations (formerly “CSA”) and how they are calculated.
  • Personal Information

    Matthew enjoys a wide range of social interests away from the law; particularly in playing rugby, golf and cricket (scoring both a golden duck and a half-century for the Bar team “Refreshers”). He is also a life-long supporter of Crystal Palace FC.