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Matt leads Raworths’ independently recognised team of dispute resolution lawyers and has over 13 years’ experience as a specialist dispute resolution practitioner.
Matt acts for a wide range of private and commercial clients across various sectors including large institutional landlords, commercial landlords and tenants, landed estates, trustees, charities, membership organisations, high net worth individuals and SMEs/owner managed business. His clients are based locally, nationally and outside the United Kingdom.
Whilst Matt has a broad range of experience with contentious work he specialises in working with clients who have commercial and property related disputes. He also has developed considerable expertise in resolving complex rural and agricultural disputes. He has a highly practical, straightforward approach and works closely with clients to achieve their objectives and to get them the best outcomes possible.
Other professional experience
Head of Dispute Resolution
Member of the Property Litigation Association
Member of the Agricultural Law Association
Ranked in the Chambers UK 2024 Guide in the Yorkshire region (for Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and Agriculture & Estates)
Recommended across three areas of practice, Commercial Litigation, Property Litigation and Agriculture & Estates in the Legal 500 UK 2024 guide
Joined Raworths: 2006
Educated: Keswick School, Lancaster University (LLB (Hons)) and the College of Law (Chester)
Born: The Lake District
Qualified as a Solicitor: 2005
now something of a legend in the Harrogate market
Examples of cases Matt has dealt with include:
Rural and Agricultural disputes
“His straight-talking approach was hugely reassuring when we were faced with a commercial dispute.”
Chambers UK 2024 (Dispute Resolution)
‘Matthew Hill is an extremely competent and methodical solicitor with exceptional interpersonal skills rarely witnessed in smaller firms, demonstrating the strength and depth of the firm.”
Legal 500 UK 2024 (Property Litigation)
“Matthew Hill has a very good understanding of litigation risk and provides his clients with advice that reflects their commercial needs. He is a very effective communicator and negotiator.”
“For ‘a service that is both technical and commercially astute’, practice head Matthew Hill is highlighted.
Legal 500 2022 (Commercial Litigation – West & North Yorkshire)
“Raworths is a long-established law firm with an excellent client list that makes it one of the premier commercial law firms in North Yorkshire. Matthew Hill and his team have the experience to meet the needs of all their clients and provide a very effective service.”
“Matthew is very good at risk analysis and his advice always reflects his clients commercial needs.”
Legal 500 2022 (Property Litigation – North East & Yorkshire)
“Raworths’ advice is always technically accurate, but it is given with commercial flavour.”
Chambers UK 2022 (Litigation – West & North Yorkshire)
“Matthew is reliable, calm, helpful and prompt and we have always felt confident in his advice.”
Chambers UK 2022 (Read Estate Litigation – North East & Yorkshire)