36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082
5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123
Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570
Clerked by:Colin Griffin
Regularly involved in matters concerning title, adverse possession, easements, restrictive covenants and proprietary estoppel and more generally in disputes about commercial property transactions. For example, he recently advised a national housebuilder on car parking rights in connection with a proposed town centre development and in another case successfully acted in a trial about the disputed terms of a transfer of land worth £1.25m.
Much experience in landlord and tenant (particularly lease renewals and dilapidations).
In land related tort and injunctions acted in a 6 day private nuisance trial in the TCC about contamination from fuel tanks in a petrol station.
Appears regularly in the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) in land registration and service charge cases (recently acted in case concerning management of Albert Dock development in Liverpool)
Significant Reported Cases (Court of Appeal only shown: in all the following cases appeared unled)
Ahmad v Secret Garden (Cheshire) Limited  EGLR 32 (scope of court’s discretion to rectify lease)
Bradford v James  EWCA Civ 837 (extrinsic evidence in construction of conveyance)
Latimer v Carney  1 P & CR 213 (correct approach to assessment of damages in dilapidations claims)
Tenant v Adamczyk  1 P & CR 485 (adverse possession)
Matthew Hall is a specialist property and trusts and probate barrister. Although these are seen as the most “traditional” chancery areas, Matthew is particularly keen to adopt a robust, pragmatic and unfussy approach.
Year of Call: 1999
Areas of Expertise
- Professional Negligence
- Trusts and Probate
Chambers UK 2017
"Excellent junior with a keen eye for detail." "Very good, assertive and user-friendly."
Chambers UK 2016
"Very client-friendly and diligent."
"Very good to work with and very pragmatic."
Rated in Chambers and Partners as a specialist in Real Estate Litigation
"He is very accessible, excellent at thinking on his feet and persuasive in his approach."
"He is very well prepared and gets to the heart of the issue."
Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners
Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (associate)
Chancery Bar Association
Northern Chancery Bar Association
Oxford University BA (First Class) in Law with Law Studies in Europe (French)
City University Diploma in Law 1999