Matthew Hall

Charities, Trusts & Probate


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
Rory Davis

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.  



"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

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 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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