Matthew Shayle

Matthew Shayle


Background in brief

Gained BA hons in History in 2003 at Swansea University.

Trained at Wiggin LLP 2005-2007, qualifying into Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove as a solicitor and working with the same firm until 2011.

Joined international private client team of Lenz & Staehelin’s Geneva office in 2011, working with the same firm until 2014.

Worked in the international private client teams of UK firms Charles Russell (and then Charles Russell Speechlys) and Burges Salmon, 2014-2018.

Re-joined Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove as a Partner in 2018.

Headline Expertise

Tax-focused private wealth work, with particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional trust law and UK tax law for high- and ultra-high net worth clients.  Matt’s practice focuses on succession planning, wealth structuring and dealing with HMRC enquiries and disclosure processes relating to complex and offshore issues.

Key Clients

A broad cross-section of wealthy individuals and families, trust companies and private banks.

In Matt's Own Words

"A really valuable part of being a private client lawyer is telling your client what you would do in his or her circumstances.  I try to have an understanding of the client’s situation, and to explain where there is more than one option available; but then I try to help the client decide what to take from that advice and what to do next."