Seymour Law LLP

18 Hill Street, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, Great Britain, JE4 5EY

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Paul Matthams

Partner specialising in trusts, probate, and pensions.


A lawyer in private practice in Jersey for over 30 years specialising in non-contentious trusts and estates law and pensions, acting for high net worth individuals and families, family offices and private trust companies.


Co-author with James Kessler KC of “Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in the Channel Islands” (Sweet & Maxwell 3rd edition 2022),

Contributor to “Beneficial Ownership Registers” (Globe Law and Business 2021).

Contributor to “Trusts in Prime Jurisdictions” (Globe Law and Business 5th edition 2020)

Career & Memberships

Paul is a graduate of Cambridge University and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1981. He qualified as an English solicitor in 1988 and a Notary Public and as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2001. He is a long-standing member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Ecclesiastical Law Society and is the Proctor Substitute of the Ecclesiastical Court of Jersey.

After almost 19 years with the law firm Carey Olsen where he was Head of the Trusts and the Private Wealth Practice Group of the Jersey office, followed by four years as a partner at multi-family office group Stonehage Fleming, Paul joined Seymour Law LLP in 2022.

He has been listed as a leading individual in his field by the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and other legal directories for many years.

telephone: +44 (0)1534 679533