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
Charities, Trusts & Probate
Matthew has much experience in cases concerning validity of wills. For example, he acted in 2 week High Court capacity trial led by Lesley Anderson QC. Presented talks to members of STEP and widely on capacity and testamentary validity.
Also advises and appears on applications to replace personal representatives and in administration issues.
Matthew has much experience in claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975; for example recently acting in a claim for reasonable provision against estate of a high profile business person.
Wide experience of the law of trusts. For example, recently acted for a trustee in a hostile removal application by beneficiaries. Lectured on secret trusts to members of STEP.
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