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Matthew Kerruish-Jones specialises in health and safety, food safety and environmental prosecutions and contentious probate matters. He advises and represents clients both nationally and internationally and is very happy to travel to meet their needs.

He has a wide experience of common law and criminal work and prides himself on meeting the challenges of a varied practice.

Matthew has been described as “Bright, technical and client-focussed. A very safe pair of hands who will always advise practically and in a commercial context..." by instructing solicitors.

He has a particular interest in all aspects of health and safety, food safety and environmental litigation dealing with issues of compliance, enforcement notices, prohibition notices through to regulatory investigations, criminal prosecutions, trial and appeals. He represents a raft of different companies including national and international clients. In addition, he represents individual directors who find themselves under investigation by regulators.

For probate cases, Matthew is able to offer advice in the following areas:

Challenging wills and the associated procedures.
Claims under the Inheritance Provision for Family and Dependants Act 1975 including:
The statutory basis of an application
Claims against Personal Representatives.
Mental Capacity issues including:
Testamentary capacity
Enduring powers of attorney
Lasting powers of attorney
Decision making and deputies
Statutory wills
Capacity to marry of form a civil partnership
Capacity to make lifetime gifts
Trust disputes generally
Is there a trust?
Breach of trust
Aspects of remedial action
Defences to allegations of breach of trust
Avoiding a breach of trust
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