Matthew Smith

Areas of Expertise

  • Wills & Estates
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Disputes

“Analysing and then breaking down complex issues so they can be resolved is one of the most appealing parts of the legal process. It can have such an instant and profound effect on someone’s life”.

Matthew joined Clinch Long Woodbridge in May 2016. He has over 12 years experience as a specialist estates and trusts lawyer.

Matthew started his career in direct tax at EY and has also worked at HWL Ebsworth and Perpetual.  He has partnered with financial advisers and accountants to deliver holistic wealth planning outcomes for clients and their families.   Matthew has particular expertise in wills, private trusts, estate and trust administration, capacity law issues, powers of attorney, enduring guardianship appointments, probate, equity and trusts law.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Commerce / Laws from the Australian National University plus a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney.  He was admitted as a solicitor in 1997 and is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.