Charitable companies, fiduciary duties and civil fraud – The ConTrA Trusts in Litigation Conference
18 February 2020
Chambers High Net Worth 2019 commends Matthew for “always thinking about the broad width of the case”, adding that “he’s got a very good legal brain that goes a bit wider than others” within the high net worth family law field. He is described as being “very charming and very smooth”.
In Chambers, he is described as “sharp and ambitious, and his judgement is always spot on”. He is also praised for having “a real talent in balancing the divide between where to push a case and where to concede ground to your advantage” and for his “sensible and calm approach”.
The Legal 500 describes Matthew as an “excellent all-round lawyer with a great brain”, “excellent at tracing the money” and as having an “excellent analytical approach to complex cases, coupled with a superb bedside manner”.
Citywealth 2016 ranks Matthew as a Prominent Figure in the Family and Matrimonial lawyers list, with an interviewee adding: “Matt is a seriously good lawyer. He has an incredible eye for detail and is as happy dealing with multimillion pound offshore trusts as he is with complex corporate structures. I would definitely want him on my side in any case.”
Matthew is listed in Spear’s 500 Family Lawyers list, where he is described as an “energetic and engaging young partner”. One client interviewed by Spear’s research team described him as “not only the most professional lawyer that I could have wished for but [he] has a human touch, which makes him a very powerful ally at the most crucial of times”. A further interviewee states that they “have highly recommended him to others to be their unfair advantage to guide them through the torrid journey ahead”.
Matthew’s expertise is resolving complex financial claims arising on family breakdown. He represents high net worth individuals, or their spouses, frequently in cases involving intricate trust and/or corporate structures often with an international element.
Matthew also regularly advises upon the negotiation of pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.
Matthew qualified in 1998, joining Stewarts in 2010.
"They have star performers, strength in depth and the support of first-class supporting departments. That's the mark of a top-tier firm"Chambers High Net Worth