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Matthew Yates

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Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans

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Private client department.


Partner in the private client department specialising in wills, trusts, administration of estates, and capital tax planning, as well as mental capacity and Powers of Attorney.


Trained at Maples Teesdale; Qualified 2004; Joined Hunters 2007; Associate 2010; Partner 2012 to date.


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Law Society Probate Section; Agricultural Law Association.


Ilford County High School, Essex; Exeter (1999 BA Hons History with European Study).

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans ‘brings to its work a very personally tailored approach. It has a reputation for complete technical competence and fair dealing’. The practice is led by the ‘very experienced’ Alexandra Sarkis, who ‘handles what can be delicate family issues arising out of a trust and its complexity with great skill and tact’. Sarkis along with Julia Richards  ‘both take the time to really get under the skin of their very different clients and their needs and then tailor their approach accordingly. They provide clear advice and are excellent communicators whilst also being tough negotiators’. Jonathan Godwin-Austen  is ‘extremely able and thorough’. The ‘diligent and helpfulRobert Wright  is ‘never too busy to pick up the phone or answer an email’. The ‘charming, knowledgeable and efficientMatthew Yates is ‘highly recommended for anyone wanting top quality assistance in this field’. Newly promoted partner is the ‘simply exceptional’  Molly Wills  who provides an ‘exemplary service’. The ‘first-class’ team acts for an impressive array of high-profile clients, from celebrities to titled individuals with a mix of domestic and international work.

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