Matthew is a partner in the private client and tax team, with a focus on farms and landed estates.Key to his success is in advising clients on how to hold and retain family assets and businesses and the effective transfer to successive generations. He has the ability to listen and understand the objectives and aims of the client before coming up with solutions to achieve those goals.
These skills have allowed Matthew to advise a wide range of clients who do not own rural property, many of whom have connections outside of the UK, in particular the Middle East, the US and low tax jurisdictions.
In 2015, Matthew was named as one of the best Landed Estates lawyers in the Spear's 500 list, one of only 10 lawyers profiled in the UK.
Matthew Woods is a great person to have in trustees meeting and in client meetings. Always providing reassuring and considered guidance.
Matthew is sensible and capable.
'He is very intelligent, and has a real eye for detail and for explaining very difficult situations very clearly.'
Described as a 'brilliant and tireless' lawyer.
...incredibly bright, very sympathetic with clients and a good strategic thinker.