Matthew Morton

Principal Associate

Matthew is an Associate in the Contested Probate Team in the Leeds office but he also covers the Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and London offices. He is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists.

Matthew is experienced in disputes involving the administration of estates, will validity claims, proprietary estoppel, Inheritance Act claims and also disputes involving trustees, executors and beneficiaries.

Matthew is regularly instructed by a number of well known charities for his specialist knowledge in contentious trust and estate disputes and also receives instructions from solicitors and accountants. Matthew is regularly the lead solicitor on high profile cases that are reported in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Reported cases

Singh v Kaur and Others [2011] EWCA Civ 1554
Nahajec v Fowle [2017] 


Insights Scarle v Scarle and the 'commorientes' rule: who died first?

HHJ Philip Kramer, sitting as a judge of the High Court, gave his judgment last Tuesday (13 August 2019) in the matter of Scarle v Scarle.

Insights First instance, the appeal and “standing still” in claims under the Inheritance Act

Cowan v Foreman [2019] EWCA Civ 1336 has just gone before the Court of Appeal

Insights How to avoid the ‘Hurley’ Burley of a disputed trust or estate

The son of actor Liz Hurley, Damian Hurley, is set to inherit a share of his grandfather’s estate after a decision handed down by Judge Daniel Juarez…

Insights Financial abuse of the elderly - spot the signs

A recent case highlights the concerning issue of financial abuse of the elderly. Associate Matthew Morton explains the warning signs and what can be…

Legal Directory Quote

Matthew is noted for his ability to 'straddle several areas of law and effectively provide an overview of the whole case.' Legal 500 2017

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Thank you so much for all your hard work, help and support in such difficult circumstances, you have always been so kind and patient with me and to have your understanding and support was incredible, thank you.

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