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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 has spent time in top-ranked London and regional private wealth teams.
He has a particular interest in advising owners of private 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 clients considering a move to the UK with pre-arrival planning and advises on the tax implications of becoming UK tax resident. He also provides expertise on the compliance and risk management aspects of tax and trust transparency measures and worldwide reporting rules for private individuals, trustees and professional intermediaries.
Alongside 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 probate and the administration of complex estates. He continues to build a specialism in charity law and has helped to 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 global professional association for those advising families across generations, and also holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients. He has been described by clients as "exceptional" and "incredibly efficient", and is praised for being "kind, empathetic and an absolute pleasure to work with".
Matt works in London, heading up our office in Regent Street, and the South East (with a particular focus on Surrey and Hampshire).
Outside of work, he is a busy dad of three.