Matthew Hodgson 


Matthew qualified as a solicitor in March 2022, having trained at the Hall Brown Manchester Office. He joined the firm in August 2019 and relocated to the London Office in January 2024.

Matthew has experience in a broad range of complex family law disputes. He has developed a specialism for dealing with high value financial settlements and Schedule 1 proceedings, often with assets in various jurisdictions, or involving an international element. He also often advises on child maintenance issues and challenges to the Child Maintenance Service (CMS).

Matthew also has a breadth of experience in private children law proceedings and has been heavily involved in court hearings at every level, including contested child arrangements order and specific issue order applications. He has represented clients in cases involving severe allegations of domestic violence and abuse.

Matthew has significant experience working with Elite Athletes, particularly professional footballers, and prides himself on his discretion and professionalism no matter who the client.

Matthew adopts a firm but resolution-focused approach to his cases. He provides logical and pragmatic advice in a reassuring manner which recognises the emotional impact separation can have on the individuals involved.

In 2024, prior to him leaving Manchester for London, Matthew was shortlisted for Manchester’s “Legal Professional of the Year” award.