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Matthew Booth

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Matthew advises clients in relation to a broad range of family law issues arising on the breakdown of marriage or cohabitation/relationships.

He has a particular interest in dealing with private children matters, including leave to remove cases (where one parent wishes to relocate together with any children of the family) and disputes surrounding children’s living and contact arrangements (determining with whom they live and the time they spend with their other parent).

Matthew is listed by The Spear’s Family Lawyers Index as “Recommended”.


In addition Matthew is a qualified Family Mediator and sits on the London Committee of Resolution (formerly known as the Solicitors’ Family Law Association, a national organisation for Family Lawyers).

Prior to training as a solicitor Matthew enjoyed a varied career as a freelance musician. Matthew completed his training contract with Bircham Dyson Bell in Westminster and joined the Family Department of Payne Hicks Beach on qualification in October 2005.

Qualified 2005, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2005, promoted to senior associate 2011, partner 2014.

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Mathew is ranked as a Next Generation Parter in The Legal 500 UK 2024.

Ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” in the Legal 500 UK 2023.  A commentator notes that Matthew is “thorough and sensitive” and “first-class”.

Ranked as a “Recommended Family Lawyer” in Spear’s Family Law Index 2022 and Spear’s 500 2023.