Mathew Roper > Chambers of Penelope Reed > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Penelope Reed
5 Stone Buildings



Chancery barrister specialising in contentious and non-contentious trusts and estates, related professional negligence and the property and affairs jurisdiction of the Court of Protection. His cases include: Cotton v Earl of Cardigan (blessing application); Fielden v Christie-Miller (rectification of a deed of appointment and proprietary estoppel); RNLI v Headley [2016] 1948 (Ch) (claim for an account and disclosure of trust documents); Bullard v Bullard [2017] EWHC 3 (Ch) (rectification of a settlement); ADS v DSM [2017] EWCOP 8 (statutory will application); and Re AR [2018] EWCOP 8 (authority and remuneration of deputies); Almond v Goff (will construction) Brown v New Quadrant Trust Corporation Ltd [2021] EWHC 1731 (Ch) (injunction to restrain and a counter application for directions blessing a proposed sale of trust assets).


Called 2011, Middle Temple. Writes and lectures widely within his areas of expertise.


Chancery Bar Association, Court of Protection Bar Association and Ecclesiastical Law Society.


University of Birmingham (BA, First Class (Hons)); GDL Nottingham Law School (Commendation); BPTC City Law School (Outstanding). Middle Temple scholar.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Mathew Roper5 Stone Buildings ‘Mathew is extremely knowledgeable, reliable and hard-working. He is an valuable asset in any team and will fight his client’s corner.’

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Mathew Roper5 Stone Buildings ‘Mathew provides pragmatic advice in tricky situations.’