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 and children cases, those with a jurisdictional element and in public law cases.

Matthew is a confident oral advocate, and is particularly tenacious in cross-examination.  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.

Matthew’s advice to his clients is direct and clear—he will tell you what you need to hear, not just want to. 

  • 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.