Matthew Wyard maintains an interest in cases concerning children, having spent time working with a leading childcare silk during pupillage. He is a contributing editor to Clarke Hall and Morrison on Children and is often instructed in family matters involving education issues, such as where parents seek specific issue orders in relation to schooling. He has appeared at all levels up to and including the High Court in disputes including recently:
- Re G – successfully defended a local authority’s application to discharge the court’s wardship jurisdiction over an internationally abducted child in the Family Division;
- Re C – application for internal relocation;
- Re C - successfully represented the respondent mother in defending an application for child arrangements;
- Re E - represented the applicant father in an application for internal relocation and contact; and
- Re J & A - represented the defendant mother in an application for a specific issue order that the children be educated at school rather than home schooled.
Alongside private child disputes Matthew has experience at all stages of child care proceedings in a wide variety of applications including for Placement Orders, Care Orders and Special Guardianship Orders.
Matthew also has experience in financial remedy matters and family property disputes, including advising on claims for proprietary estoppel, unjust enrichment and TOLATA applications.
- 2014: Called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn)
- 2012 – 2013: Postgraduate Diploma in Law, City Law School
- 2008 – 2012: LL.B (Hons)(SW) Law, University of Surrey
- Erasmus Scholarship
- Blackstone Chambers BPTC Mooting Competition, Semi finalist, 2013
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School, 2012 – 2013
- Lincoln's Inn, Member