Matthew Aves

Partner, Family Mediator & Team Leader


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.

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Matthew is experienced in all areas of family law and because of the diverse career he enjoyed when joining Warners in general litigation over 26yrs ago, he has a particular interest and flair in Cohabitation disputes. Matthew is a trained Mediator, an area in which he is regarded by his peers as no-nonsense and pragmatic. His practice and reputation in the mediation sector is continuing to grow, with the majority of his referrals coming from other local solicitors.

Recognition & Memberships

  • Resolution
  • Resolution Mediator

Legal 500 2017
Recommended Lawyer –  the team, includes the ‘unflappable’ Matthew Aves, who is noted for his ‘strong technical ability’,

Chambers UK 2016
Trained mediator Matthew Aves is “highly efficient and impressive,” according to commentators. He specialises in cohabitation disputes and “handles financial work with sound good sense and tenacity. He is unflappable.”

Legal 500 2016
Warners Solicitors’ highlights included a multimillion-pound financial settlement with complex pension elements, and a Children Act case with guardianship issues. Team head Rayma Collins and Matthew Aves are the key contacts.

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