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.
Singh v Kaur and Others  EWCA Civ 1554
Nahajec v Fowle 
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.
Cowan v Foreman  EWCA Civ 1336 has just gone before the Court of Appeal
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…
A recent case highlights the concerning issue of financial abuse of the elderly. Associate Matthew Morton explains the warning signs and what can be…
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Matthew is noted for his ability to 'straddle several areas of law and effectively provide an overview of the whole case.' Legal 500 2017