Matthew Hall

Matthew Hall


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Harry Young
Brandon Singh


"Excellent junior with a keen eye for detail." "Very good, assertive and user-friendly."

Chambers UK


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

Charities, Trusts & Probate

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.  


Professional Negligence

Professional Negligence

Frequently advises in cases concerning negligent conveyancing and property advice.



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 [2013] EGLR 32 (scope of court’s discretion to rectify lease)

Bradford v James [2008] EWCA Civ 837 (extrinsic evidence in construction of conveyance)

Latimer v Carney [2007] 1 P & CR 213 (correct approach to assessment of damages in dilapidations claims)

Tenant v Adamczyk [2006] 1 P & CR 485 (adverse possession)



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



Chambers UK 2019

"Approachable and friendly." "He provides good advice on complex real estate issues."

Chambers UK 2018

"Very forthright and very personable. Clients like him." "Very approachable and user-friendly."

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."


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