Partner & Team Leader

Matthew Aves

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Matthew is a partner in the Family Law team. After working as a legal executive Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and was promoted to Partner in 2011.


Matthew is experienced in all areas of family law and because of the diverse career he enjoyed when joining Warners in general litigation over 34yrs ago, he has a particular interest and flair in Cohabitation disputes. 


If Matthew is unavailable please contact Karen Wood, 01732 747926, [email protected]

Legal Directories

  • Chambers & Partners – Ranked, 2018 – 2024
  • Legal 500 – Recommended Lawyer, 2018 – 2020

Podcast – No-Fault Divorce

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Excellent advice and communication

Having been recommended Matthew by a friend, I was confident I would receive the best advice and that is exactly what I received. Matthew responded to my questions in a timely fashion and offered alternative viewpoints I had not previously considered. Thank you for helping in what has been a very difficult time.

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Their communications and speedy call returns made dealing with them an absolute pleasure

Warners came highly recommended from a trusted friend and they didn't disappoint. The Family Law team, and in particular Matthew Aves, were exceptional on every level. They helped take me through each step in a clear and concise way and kept me fully updated at every stage. One thing in particular that stood out - their communications and speedy call returns made dealing with them an absolute pleasure. For a rather messy divorce, I wouldn't have wanted anyone else representing my interests and felt grateful they were on my side! 1st class in every respect.

Duncan Clarke
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Provides sound advice without judgement

Matthew Aves is head of the department and practises across both matrimonial finance and children matters. A client reports: “One of his greatest strengths was to listen to me as his client, taking the time to get to know me, understand the complexities of my particular situation and provide sound advice without judgement.”

Chambers & Partners
/ Recommended Lawyer

Especially excellent reputation

Warners Solicitors ‘has an especially excellent reputation’ whilst offering great value for money to its local and non-UK resident clients. It is adept in wealth protection, cohabitation and children issues and provides tailored assistance ranging from private FDRs to litigation. It also offers a fixed fee for more straightforward divorce cases and provides pro bono help to organisations such as women’s refuges. Matthew Aves’ expertise includes dealing with cohabitation and land trusts disputes.

Legal 500
/ Recommended Lawyer