Skip to main content
Sign up to updates

Q&A with London based Wealth Preservation Partner, Matt Biles

Matt Biles joined us in September 2023 from Ince & Co as a Partner based in our London office.  You can read Matt’s profile here and get to know him a bit better in our Q&A below:

Why did you choose a career in law and what attracted you, specifically, to Wealth Preservation?
In short, the evolving nature of the law was its main attraction to me.  I have always had a strong passion for history but broadly the facts are already established and it is more the interpretation or significance of those facts and events that are debated.

By contrast, the law is constantly evolving whether incrementally by caselaw or by sea-changes in approach via legislation introduced by government.  This constantly evolving nature keeps you on your toes and fuels my passion for learning and development.

Client interaction and understanding and helping them to achieve their aims is what drew me to Wealth Preservation.  I enjoy the personal interaction and collaborative aspects of Wealth Preservation work in contrast to more transactional or adversarial areas of the law.

Do you have a niche area of interest/specialism?
I’m more of an all-rounder, with a multitude of experience in international work, work for charities, trust structures and succession and IHT planning for both UK domiciled and non-domiciled individuals and families.

What’s your role within the team?
I was head of Private Client at Ince & Co and brought seven team members with me to Greenwoods, all based in London.  We are a ready-made, close knit team with years of experience working together, which has made for a very smooth transition on joining Greenwoods.  Our integration has been helped enormously by the existing team and wider London office being so open and friendly.

Tell us about a memorable or unusual matter you have acted on
A stand-out matter I have acted on was providing advice to a non-domiciled individual on the UK tax implications of bringing a Bugatti Veyron into the UK to drive round its various iconic race circuits.  From memory, I also strongly advised that client about putting in place a Will.

Finally, what are your hobbies or interests outside the office?
Without wishing to sound like a cliché, having a young family, I don’t have a huge amount of free time for hobbies and interests.  However, I am a big football fan, both watching my son play locally and supporting Southampton F.C.  I also have a strong passion for travel and have been to quite a few far flung places in the world (Bognor and the like) and, taking us full circle to where this Q&A started, I also have a keen interest in history and current affairs.


Greenwoods Legal LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership, registered in England, registered number OC306912. Our registered office is Queens House, 55-56 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ. A list of the members’ names is available for inspection at our offices in Peterborough, Cambridge and London. Authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, SRA number 401162. Details of the Solicitors’ Codes of Conduct can be found at All instructions accepted by Greenwoods Legal LLP are subject to our current Terms of Business. VAT Reg No: 161 9287 89.

    By completing and submitting this form, you consent to Greenwoods Legal LLP processing your personal data to provide you with the email update services you have selected and any other materials and information about our services that Greenwoods Legal LLP reasonably believes will be of interest to you. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time by emailing