Matthew Kerruish-Jones

Bright, technical and client-focussed. A very safe pair of hands who will always advise practically and in a commercial context. A strong junior, apt for advising commercially on claims in today's progressive insurance world.

Thom Lumley, instructing Solicitor

Matthew Kerruish-Jones

  • Called in 2003

Trusts & Probate

Matthew has a developing interest in contentious probate and estates work. He is an associate member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (“ACTAPS”).

He 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
    • Protectors
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Notable Cases

Cavell v Transport for London (2015) EWHC 2283
The High Court dealt with the issue of admissions of liability.

HSE v Habitat Construction LLP (2014)
Fall on a building site; complainant paralyzed; inadequate safety systems in place.

HSE v TG Engineering Ltd (2014)
Machine tool manufacturer; flying parts causing injury (potential fatality).

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Westminster City Council v Charalambous & Co (2013)
Falling object from height on hotel customer; life changing head injuries.

HSE v Rare Butchers of Distinction (2013)
Butcher causing laceration with cleaver; inappropriate gauntlet.

Wandsworth County Council v Rayners Catering Hire Ltd (2013)
Death of an employee; catastrophic brain injury; fall in a warehouse; incorrectly stacked equipment by visitor to premises.

HSE v Hampson (2012)
Gas explosion at residential property; prosecuted under Gas Safety (installation & Use) Regulations 1998; serious injuries to occupants and severe structural damage to property.

HSE v Aden Pro Form (2011)
Experienced machine operator injured arm in metal press machine.

HSE v Cambs Compressor Engineering Ltd (2010)
Employee fell from height; life changing injuries.

Re: Hicks (2011)
Representing family of deceased; decapitation at work on railways. Coroner's Court before a jury.

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Appointments & Memberships

  • Commercial Bar Association
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • London Common Law

Education & Qualifications

  • BVC, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • PgDL, College of Law
  • BA Hons (Russian Studies), University of Manchester

Personal Interests

Married with children and lives in East London. Matthew enjoys skiing, motorcycling and cinema.