Matthew Body

Matthew Body


I am a Partner in Devonalds Family Department, specialising in children act proceedings. I am based in the Court House Street office in Pontypridd, directly opposite the County Court.

As a childcare Solicitor, I specialise in advising and representing parents and children from all areas of South Wales on child care Court proceedings where social services become involved in the parenting of children.  I am an accredited member of the Law Society's Children Panel, which means that I represent children in Court proceedings.

Such proceedings are often complex, emotional and it can be a confusing time, I therefore aim to support you throughout the process as well as represent you.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, playing squash and regularly participate in charity fundraising events for Marie Curie Cancer Research.

Although I grew up near Portsmouth I have lived in South Wales for many years, following University. I have always practiced in the field of childcare.

Outside of work, I married and we have two young children, who keep me very busy! I used to play chess competitively, having played for and captained Hampshire and represented England at Under 18. Now I enjoy the occasional game of squash when I have the time and attending fund raising events for local charities.