An energetic and engaging young partner rising quickly through the ranks of family law, Matthew Humphries is an expert in resolving complex financial claims on family breakdown. He specialises in representing HNWs and their spouses, frequently in cases involving intricate cross-border trusts and corporate structures. Humphries also advises on the negotiation and preparation of nuptial agreements, also frequently of an international nature. What aspect or issue does Humphries think needs to change most urgently? ‘Enforcement of court orders,’ he says, ‘in particular a greater arsenal to compel a recalcitrant spouse to comply with court directions to ensure cases are managed diligently and effectively’. Recent highlights include an appearance in the Court of Appeal which saw Humphries successfully uphold a client’s complaints regarding the application of law and procedure in the lower courts. Another happy client describes Humphries as a key part of her ‘dream team’ at a ‘horrendous time’ in her life: ‘I cannot rate them highly enough — and I should know, having had to change my legal team halfway through due to loss of confidence.’ Humphries qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and went on to work at respected Bristol-based practice TLT, before moving on to Stewarts in 2010. He became a partner there in 2013.