Matthew Hill > Raworths > Harrogate, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Head of Dispute Resolution


Matthew leads the Dispute Resolution team at Raworths. He has over 15 years’ experience as a specialist dispute resolution practitioner. Matthew is also Head of Commercial Client Services at Raworths.

Whilst Matthew has a broad range of experience with contentious work he specialises in working with clients who have commercial and property related disputes. He also has developed considerable expertise in resolving complex rural and agricultural disputes.

Matthew acts for a wide range of private and commercial clients across various sectors including large institutional landlords, commercial landlords and tenants, landed estates, trustees, charities, membership organisations, high net worth individuals and SMEs/owner managed business. His clients are based locally, nationally and outside the UK.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Property litigation

The Harrogate-based Raworths team is well-versed in handling possession and trespassing claims, contentious leasing matters, and boundary disputes. The practice is instructed by a diverse array of commercial and private landlords and tenants and has a strong reputation for advising agricultural landowners in the region. The practice is led by Matthew Hill, who is an ‘extremely competent and methodical solicitor’ with expertise in rural property disputes that enables him to act on a large volume of tenancy and boundary matters.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Agriculture and estates

The agriculture team at Raworths in Harrogate is led by Matthew Hill, who is also head of commercial client services and dispute resolution at the firm. The team draws on expertise across the firm, including assistance from the commercial, family and employment practices, to advise on issues such as agribusiness contracts, Agricultural Holding Act tenancies, farming divorces and development projects.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

The team at Raworths is a ‘leading regional practice’ lauded for their ‘excellent service to clients’. The Harrogate based office acts for clients across the ‘golden triangle’ that encompasses Leeds, York, and Harrogate, often on disputes with international elements. Matthew Hill leads the team, with a focus on commercial and real estate litigation. Jonathan Mortimer has a wealth of experience in commercial litigation, and is noted for his ‘outstanding analytical mind’. At associate level, ‘knowledgeable but approachableAdam Colville-Robins is a key figure.