Meet Matthew O’Brien, Hillyer McKeown Legal Advisor

No two clients are the same, which is why we offer a bespoke will making service based upon your individual circumstances, as well as advice on Powers of Attorney, which are seemingly becoming more and more necessary every day.

I am a strong believer that writing a Will, estate and trust planning, and taking care of assets can often be overlooked by both clients and professionals, and working for Hillyer McKeown in the Wills and Probate team is giving me the opportunity to change that, one client at a time.

I offer services including the following:

  • Making a new Will or reviewing a current Will.
  • Estate planning.
  • Care home fee planning.
  • Inheritance tax planning and advice.
  • Lifetime planning for loved ones.
  • Making and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney.

My expertise

I graduated from Nottingham Law School with my LLB in Law in July 2017. After having left Nottingham following the conclusion of my law degree, I went straight to the University of Law in Christleton where I simultaneously completed my LPC and an MSc in Law, Business and Management. Upon completion of my LPC & MSc I joined Hillyer McKeown in July 2018, where I have been able to channel my passion for estate planning by working closely with a multitude of clients on a daily basis.

Please contact me by phone or email if you have any questions about any of the above options or are looking for legal help or advice about probate and planning for your future including making or updating your Will.


What clients say

“We were very impressed with  Matthew who payed us a home visit to discuss our Wills and other matters. We found him very knowledgeable, efficient and helpful. We will probably be in touch in the future and I have also recommended him to my boss.” Jane and Graham Beer.

“I would like to send my gratitude to Matthew for the caring way in which he explained everything to me. I was quite worried about the visit but shouldn’t have had any doubts – he made everything clear. He is lovely and polite, with a kind and understanding manner that I actually enjoyed his visit and felt much better for it. I feel you are fortunate to have Matt, as I was to have his help and advice.” Mrs B.

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RightWill national network

As a Legal Advisor in the Wills and Probate team I am very involved with RightWill, a national network of law firms which work together and share resources. RightWill allows a multitude of solicitors, such as Hillyer McKeown deliver a nationally consistent and high level approach to will writing. RightWill is part of the Legal Services Group.


Outside of working

I am a keen athlete (albeit very casually) and spend a lot of my time playing squash, hockey and swimming. I enjoy travelling and have a particular love for snow sports, as I am an avid skier. I enjoy socialising with friends and family whenever I can.

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