Matthew F Buckley
As the Principal of Buckley Lawyers, Matthew has extensive experience in dealing with both family law and criminal law matters. Prior to establishing his own law firm, Matthew managed the Sydney operation of a prominent national law firm. His experiences saw him travelling extensively throughout the country representing clients in city and regional courts across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia jurisdictions.
Matthew appears regularly in the Federal Circuit Court and the Family Court of Australia in complex parenting matters involving contravention applications, recovery and relocation orders, and departure orders under section 117 of the Child Support (Assessment) Act. He is also involved with detailed property settlements representing high net worth individuals in matters involving the division of matrimonial property, family trusts and business partnerships and advising clients on self-managed super funds.
Inspired by helping those in need, Matthew is energised by providing positive outcomes for his clients. Matthew brings a personalised approach to advising clients and is a natural advocate in the court room. He is also a strong and positive communicator and regularly represents clients in family law mediations. Approaching disputes practically and being able to focus on the key issues at hand has resulted in more than 90% of his mediations being resolved by mutual agreement.
Matthew has also appeared in a range of criminal law matters including drug possession and supply, assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm, stalk and intimidate, break and enter, affray, larceny, dealing with the proceeds of crime and possessing a prohibited weapon. Matthew also appears in bail and AVO hearings and a range of traffic law matters including speeding, traffic infringements, driving while disqualified, alcohol and drug related driving offences and driver licence appeals.
Outside of running a busy law practice, Matthew is heavily involved in the community and is a mentor with the Big Buddy program that assists boys who do not have a father in their lives. He is also a rugby union referee for the NSW Referees Association.
Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
Nationally Accredited Mediator (Australian Mediation Association)
Diploma of Law (College of Law, Sydney)
Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney)
Bachelor of Arts majoring in Government and International Relations (University of Sydney)