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Matthew Duncan

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Direct Line: +44 (0)20 7216 5529
Mobile phone: +44 (0)7827 772767

Matthew is a Partner in the Private Client Team. He has an extensive private client practice and has specialist expertise in a number of areas. His particular expertise includes dealing with complex tax planning, trust and estate issues for both UK and international high net worth individuals and trustees. Matthew deals with complex high level estate and succession planning with particular emphasis on entrepreneurial clients and family businesses. Furthermore he has developed a strong contentious probate, trust and disputed wills practice.

Worthy of particular note, Matthew is registered as a will draftsman in the Dubai International Financial Centre’s (DIFC) Wills and Probate Registry where he is authorised to draft and advise on the production of DIFC compliant wills.  Matthew was the first non Dubai based solicitor to be awarded this title. Furthermore he is a professional deputy for the Court of Protection and has a number of complex professional deputyships, Executorships and Trustee appointments.

Matthew offers pragmatic, practical and personable advice. He is consistently praised by clients and intermediaries for his care and attention and excellent advice.

Matthew is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). 

Legal 500

In Legal 500, 2019 Matthew is recognised for his work on personal tax, trusts and probate, regarded as someone who ‘knows his subject extremely well’. He is also recognised for his contribution to the contentious trusts and probate team.

The 2017 edition described him as being “very engaging with clients and his customer service and follow up with clients is very good’; he deals with high level estate and succession planning with a particular emphasis on entrepreneurial clients, high profile clients and complex family businesses.


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