Mathew Waddington

Mathew Waddington


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Mathew is a Partner within the nationally renowned family law department of Harrison Clark Rickerbys.

He has been with the firm for over 10 years and is a member of The Law Society’s Children Panel and Resolution. He specialises in both matrimonial (divorce) and children’s law.

Mathew is a renowned advocate in children’s law, dealing with private law for residence, contact, specific issue and prohibited steps orders as well as applications both defending and applying for permission for permanent removal from England and Wales.

Mathew’s cases have ranged from Family Proceedings Courts up to the Court of Appeal.

Mathew has a firm and constructive approach and prides himself on settling over 95% of his cases. He is a trained collaborative lawyer and has a reputation for a high level of knowledge of the intricacies involved in both matrimonial and children’s law.

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Family – Legal 500 Rankings 2016

Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Mathew Waddington handles matrimonial disputes and Children Act work, while associate John Lawley pursues hidden assets. Practice head Carolyn Green leads on high-net-worth financial disputes.

Mat Waddington – Family Law

I appreciate everything you have done for me and my family to this date in helping me get my son back in my life.

Every day for 8 months I pined for my little boy and now I can get on with my life and be happy.

Your driven for success and the way you conduct yourself and how, is simply brilliant .

I couldn’t of done it without you and just your presence alone scared the opposition.

I hope you get more runs in the future cause you certainly deserve it mate lol

Sorry for never letting you finish a sentence neither I’ll never change in that department I’m afraid .

Mat thanks again you really are one of the good guys.

Private Client

Mat Waddington – Family Law

Its been a while , actually its been a few years now, so now the dust has settled and reflection can be dwelled upon , I would like to really thank you for the help you did during my divorce and particularly securing “joint custody” for me regarding the children, who are now 11 and 10 years old.

I think its so important that you know that , just by you doing your job actually positively changes lives , but not only that , in my instance for the better. The boys and I have never been happier and they are flourishing , with a varied and content life. They are well rounded individuals who love football ( Yes I know its hard to accept that they do not prefer the oval ball!!!) but I am happy that they enjoy life , and sport.

Yes they are boys and as you know can be demanding and all that boys have to offer as you probably know yourself with your boys, but teaching/ helping them have a stable positive life is my goal and you with others have allowed me to follow this goal, so thank you.

Really I think why I want to write to you is to show the importance of the work you do and how its effected mine and the boys lives for the better, and in fact all parties, become better people. Of course we are all different , which I suppose makes your life very interesting in the work you do, but in your field of work , the emphasis between parties is a negative one ,and you perhaps never really see the impacts of positivity you and the decisions that were made have such a profound positive outcome, so thought it important to let you know that, and thank you for it.

I not sure where you are now ,regards offices but again would like to thank you for what you did.


Mathew Waddington – Family Law

“Dear Matt I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much for your help support and efficiency since I was “dumped” on your doorstep as other solicitors were stuck as to what to do with my very complicated case.  You have been so kind to me and I feel I am loosing a friend rather than a solicitor as you have been in my life for so long.  When I received the final decree I cried with mixed emotions ‘glad its over’ and ‘I won’t see you and your colleagues again’.  I will recommend you to all my friends. L.”

Mathew Waddington – Family Law

“Dear Matt once again I cannot thank you enough for everything you have done for me over the last 12 months I will always be very grateful.  Many thanks yours sincerely Mrs L.”

Mathew Waddington – Family Law

“Dear Matt I would like to thank you very much for all your help, support and advice that you have given me recently and if this marriage does not work I certainly will be knocking at your door again! Kind regards TG”

Mathew Waddington – Family Law

“Dear Matthew now that the dust has settled after my divorce proceedings I just wanted to write and thank you for the fantastic support and guidance I received from you and your company throughout a testing time for me.  Your expertise, professional manner and guidance allowed me to tackle my situation with dignity and required ease.  I will have no hesitation in recommending you and your company to anyone if I am asked in the future once again thank you yours CG”

Mathew Waddington – Family Law

“Great service, reasonable price, did exactly what you said you would. Thanks Steven”


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