Matthew Rose, an experienced solicitor within GA Solicitors’ wills, trusts and probate department, has been promoted to partner after three years with the Plymouth based firm.

Matthew joined GA Solicitors in 2015 as an associate from a regional law firm. He has nearly a decade of experience in private client works, including trusts, probate, tax planning, wills and powers of attorney. Specialising in advising business owners on tax efficient succession planning, optimising inheritance tax reliefs and creating trusts to mitigate tax and protect assets, Matthew has now supported a high number of business people across the city and beyond.

Matthew is a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and a member of the Law Society’s Private Client Section. He is also one of a handful local members of SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) and has been ranked in the prestigious Chambers & Partners High Net Worth guide 2018. 

About the promotion, Stephen Ramsden, managing partner of GA solicitors commented: “Matthew has always provided clear and high quality advice to his clients and, due to his levels of professionalism and client service, has established a strong network of referrers in the legal, accountancy and financial management sectors. 

“He is a valued team member with a strong commercial mind which, combined with his high levels of commitment, makes him a real asset to the firm and a very worthy partner.”

Matthew Rose added: “The last few years at GA have allowed me to develop both as a solicitor and as an individual. The firm has supported me through extra qualifications and allowed me to have insight into both the business and its management.

“I am delighted to have been named a partner of the firm and for the hard work I have undertaken to be recognised in such a manner. GA Solicitors is undoubtedly one of the most forward-thinking firms in the city and I am excited to be playing a part in its future.”

With more than 200 years of heritage, GA Solicitors is a leading Plymouth law firm with 77 members of staff offering guidance across seven specialist departments: business; family; employment; dispute resolution; wills, trusts & probate; conveyancing and personal injury.