Matthew Edwards

Matthew Edwards

Partner

"Outgoing and very approachable" - Legal 500 UK 2019

Department

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01277 246838

Testimonials

Pam Court, CEO of Saint Francis Hospice

"Our Wills were made in support of Saint Francis Hospice's 'Make a Will Fortnight' - thank you for your amazing support!"

T Webster, Essex

"Matthew's expertise and advice ensured that my deputyship application was processed smoothly, and I cannot emphasise how much this helped me throuh a difficult time."

Mr & Mrs Gordon, Brentwood

"We found your service very professional and easy to understand but also with a friendliness and ease that made the process a lot less difficult than it might have been. Many thanks from us both - the service you provided was first class."

Denise Douglas

"I wanted to add a codicil to my Will and also complete Lasting Power of Attorney for both finance and health . My Solicitor, Matthew Edwards was very helpful and attentive to every detail. He acted efficiently and with attention to detail. I was very pleased and impressed by the service given and would not hesitate in using Pinney Talfourd Solicitors."

Matthew Edwards


Matthew is a Partner and Head of our Wills, Trusts and Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate and Court of Protection Departments. Matthew qualified as a solicitor in 2004. He became a Partner in 2011. Matthew was appointed to the Court of Protection Deputyship Panel in 2015.

Matthew's expertise includes:

Matthew's recent work highlights include:

  • Acting as a Court appointed deputy and attorney for clients with traumatic brain injuries and dementia. This includes clients with complex financial needs and victims of serious financial abuse.

  • Acting as a professional executor on high net, complex estates, including estates comprising business and foreign assets.

  • Acting as a professional trustee for life interest trusts and discretionary trusts.

  • Preparing a Will for a business owner to regulate business succession on death through the use of trust arrangements and a cross option agreement whilst maximising relief from Inheritance Tax by utilising the availability of Business Property Relief.

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Accreditations

Testimonials

Mr I Dalton, West Horndon

"Your service was outstanding."

Denise Douglas, Great Wakering

"Excellent service. Thank you Matthew."

Mr & Mrs John, Essex

"We were very pleased with the services and advice given when completing our Wills and Declaration of Trust. All our queries were answered clearly and information provided was easy to understand. Preparing the Wills was made straightforward and we thought Matthew Edwards was very helpful and efficient. We have and will recommend your services to others."

Mrs L Peddie, Thorpe Bay

"I was fortunate to meet Matthew Edwards in 2008 when my father was seriously ill. My father required a solicitor to act for him regarding matters relating to his Will and Estate. Matthew was kind enough to arrange a home visit. Not only did Matthew provide an excellent legal service, where his meticulous attention to detail was very much appreciated, but he showed an extraordinary level of care and understanding to his elderly client.

The reassurance and support that he gave my father was well and truly above the call of duty. After my father's death, Matthew was yet again instrumental in helping me in my new role as Executor of my father's will. He guided me through the legal processes and showed great patience and understanding in explaining legal processes that I was not familiar with. I would thoroughly recommend his work and his charming personality."

Mr K Fowler, Brentwood

"Thank you for your help in dealing with Power of Attorney for myself and sorting out my will. You explained everything in such a clear and precise way. It is the first time I have ever understood what a solicitor was talking about. Thank you again for a very efficient job."

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