Matthew Godden


Matthew was educated at Victoria College and is Head of the Family Law team.

He qualified as a Collaborative Lawyer in 2008 and as a Jersey Advocate in 2009. Specialising in family law, he advises on all areas from divorce and separation, through to finances and children issues, appearing frequently before the Family Court.  Matthew’s work also includes representing both employers and employees on Employment and Discrimination law issues and civil litigation where he advises on a range of civil disputes and how best to resolve matters whether it be through Court or alternative dispute resolution.

Matthew is a member of the Jersey Family Law Association committee as well as the Family Mediation Jersey Committee.  Matthew is also accredited by the Children’s Panel to represent Children (on the instructions of the Guardian or independently) and also Parents (or a relative who wishes to be considered as a carer) in relation to Public Law Proceedings.

Plymouth University – LLB Law degree
University of the West of England – Legal Practice Course
Sinels (2003-2012)
Admitted to the Jersey Bar (2009)
Joined Le Gallais & Luce in 2012
Became a Partner of Le Gallais & Luce in 2014