Matthew Yates

Matthew Yates

Partner

Matthew Yates

Partner

After gaining a degree in History at Exeter, including a year spent studying at the University of Amsterdam, Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2004. He joined Hunters in 2007, becoming a Partner in 2012.

Matthew has experience of most areas of private client work, in particular lifetime and post-death tax and succession planning for UK individuals and has considerable experience in probate and estate administration, including complex estates involving business and agricultural property, as well as cross border issues. His practice also encompasses Lasting Powers of Attorney, applications to the Court of Protection in respect of statutory wills and lifetime gifts, and the administration of trusts. Matthew’s work involves supervising other members of the team in relation to the full range of private client work, including probate.

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Awards

The Legal 500 UK 2023

Recommended in The Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“I have used Matthew Yates since before he became partner. He has all the skills that you would want in a lawyer in this field of practice: on top of the law, attentive to detail and, perhaps most importantly, extremely wise and thoughtful.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Recommended in The Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“highly recommended for anyone wanting top quality assistance in this field”

The Legal 500 UK 2017

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“Referrers note that he is 'very discreet and patient’, and with him ‘you always know what is happening and why'”

The Legal 500 UK 2015

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

MEMBERSHIPS

Matthew is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.

Department

Awards

The Legal 500 UK 2023

Recommended in The Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“I have used Matthew Yates since before he became partner. He has all the skills that you would want in a lawyer in this field of practice: on top of the law, attentive to detail and, perhaps most importantly, extremely wise and thoughtful.”

The Legal 500 UK 2019

Recommended in The Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“highly recommended for anyone wanting top quality assistance in this field”

The Legal 500 UK 2017

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“Referrers note that he is 'very discreet and patient’, and with him ‘you always know what is happening and why'”

The Legal 500 UK 2015

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

MEMBERSHIPS

Matthew is a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.

Latest Headlines

Sep 04, 2020
Matthew Yates comments on video wills in the Financial Times
Aug 04, 2020
Matthew Yates examines the recent change to the law of organ donation in England in STEP Journal
Nov 09, 2018
Matthew Yates comments on probate fees to soar to a maximum of £6,000 in the FT, Mail Online UK and This Is Money

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