Matthew MortonPrincipal Associate
Matthew Morton is just the perfect solicitor for this type of work. He is firm, but not overbearing and, at the same time, gentle and empathetic. Clients are often extremely emotional when they are dealing with complicated matters arising after the death of a family member. Matthew is brilliant at steering them through the choppy waters of a contentious probate claim.Legal 500 2023
Matthew Morton is a highly knowledgeable and skilled lawyer.Legal 500 2023
"Matthew is a very careful and hard-working contentious probate lawyer," observes a barrister, adding: "He has lots of work, clients love him because he has a gentle manner but really knows what he's talking about, and he has good judgement. He is quite a force in the Leeds market."Chambers and Partners 2022
Matthew is a knowledgeable and well-regarded practitioner in the field of contentious probate.Chambers HNW Guide 2022
He has a sound understanding of inheritance, contentious probate and trusts. He is very competent and leaves nothing to chance.Chambers HNW Guide 2022
Matthew Morton stands out as someone with an in-depth knowledge of the law but an ability to apply it in a practical sense to his cases.Legal 500 2022
Matthew is the national head of the disputed wills, trusts and estates team. He covers the Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle offices. He is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. He is recognised by Legal 500 and is ranked in the top 10 practitioners in Yorkshire and the North East by Chambers and Partners as a leading individual in this area of law.
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, barristers and accountants. Matthew is regularly the lead solicitor on high profile cases that are reported in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Matthew is the co-author of the chapter on Inheritance Act claims in the 2020 Edition of the Resolution Family Law Handbook
Singh v Kaur and Others  EWCA Civ 1554
Nahajec v Fowle 
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