Matthew Morton > Weightmans > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile



 Matthew is the national head of the Disputed Wills, Trusts and Estates team. He covers the Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle offices. He is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists and is recognised by Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners as a leading individual in this area of law.
 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 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 co-author of the chapter on Inheritance Act claims in the 2020 Edition of the Resolution Family Law Handbook
 Reported cases
 Singh v Kaur and Others [2011] EWCA Civ 1554Nahajec v Fowle [2017] 
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Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Weightmans LLP‘s Leeds offering is headed by Matthew Morton. The team acts on high-value, often multi-jurisdictional, complex disputes. Its workload predominantly consists of Inheritance Act claims, will validity cases and various administrative claims involving estates. Many of its lawyers are STEP qualified. In addition, the team advises on breach of trust actions, relating to trusts and proprietary estoppel claims.