Provided by Matthew Morton
Matthew is experienced in disputes involving the administration of estates, will validity claims, proprietary estoppel, Inheritance Act claims and also disputes involving trustees, executors and beneficiaries.
Matthew is regularly instructed by a number of well-known charities for his specialist knowledge in contentious trust and estate disputes and also receives instructions from solicitors, barristers, high net worth individuals and accountants. Matthew is regularly the lead solicitor on high profile cases that are reported in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.
Matthew is the head of the Disputed Wills Trusts and Estates team at Weightmans.
Matthew is a Member of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
The Resolution Handbook – Chapter on Inheritance Act Claims practice and procedure.
Expert in these Jurisdictions
England and Wales
Industry Sector Expertise
Private Wealth Disputes
Matthew was the lead solicitor for the successful applicant in the reported case of Nahajec v Fowle
High Net Worth
Leeds-based Matthew Morton is a principal associate at Weightmans. "Matthew is a knowledgeable and well-regarded practitioner in the field of contentious probate," says a source. Another commentator adds: "He has a sound understanding of inheritance, contentious probate and trusts," and goes on: "He is very competent and leaves nothing to chance."