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Matt specialises in personal tax, estate and succession planning for UK and international individuals and families. Prior to joining The Burnside Partnership, he worked at leading global law firms and spent time in top-ranked London and regional private wealth teams.
He has a particular interest in advising owner-managed and family-owned businesses on tax, succession, governance and capacity issues, and assists entrepreneurs looking to start, grow or sell on their business interests to the best advantage.
Matt has considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional wealth structuring, international tax and trusts and global estate planning for high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth families. He assists non-UK domiciled individuals coming to the UK with their pre-arrival tax planning and advises on the tax traps and opportunities for clients leaving the UK. In addition, he provides expertise on the compliance and risk management aspects of tax and trust transparency measures and reporting rules in an international context.
Alongside all this, Matt manages the full spectrum of private client matters, from the preparation of tax-efficient wills, family trusts and powers of attorney, to cross-border probates and the administration of high-value and complex estates. He continues to develop a specialism in charity law and has helped form corporate charities for FTSE100 companies in order to run their extensive philanthropic activities.
Matt is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations, and also holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients. Named in the 2022 eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35 (the definitive annual list of leading young private client practitioners in the UK and UK Crown Dependencies), he has been praised for being "kind, empathetic and an absolute pleasure to work with” and providing an “exceptional” and "incredibly efficient" client service.
Matt works in London, heading up our office in Regent Street, and the South East (with a particular focus on Surrey and Hampshire), but also has clients elsewhere in the UK and overseas. Away from his desk, he is a busy dad of three, an assistant Cub Scout leader and a committee member of his local residents’ association in the Surrey/Hampshire border area.