Matthew has been in legal practice in Devonport since 1994. His primary areas of work are Family Law, Child Protection Law and Conveyancing / Commercial Law. He worked as an employed lawyer in a couple of other local firms for 9 years but then commenced his own firm in 2003 which at the time was known as Verney & Co. He rebranded and relaunched his practice in 2009 as matthew verney lawyer.
Matthew’s primary focus in practice is to ensure that his client’s receive skilled, progressive and understandable representation. It is important to Matthew to know that his clients “get” what their case is all about and the direction that it needs to take.
Outside work, Matthew enjoys community work and service to the legal profession. He is a keen Rotarian having been in Rotary since 1995. He has served 2 terms as Club President and has been a member of the Rotary District Leadership Group for several years. He has been a board member of Ronald McDonald House representing the North West Coast, a board member of the North West Community Legal Centre, and a board member of Mersey Community Care Inc.
His service to the legal profession is by way of being a member of the Council of the Law Society of Tasmania for several years. Matthew served 2 terms as President of the Law Society of Tasmania between 2014 and 2016.
In 2012 Matthew was appointed as a member of the Mental Health Tribunal and was reappointed to that position in late 2013.
Matthew looks forward to doing all he can to assist you with your legal problems and to ensure you are well represented.