Timothy Matthews, QC


Suite 900, Purdy’s Wharf Tower One
1959 Upper Water St.
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3N2




Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1979

Legal Assistant(s): Shana Marshall

Tim works with his clients on a variety of issues, including estate and trust litigation, tax and estate planning and probate procedures. His clients include:

  • Individuals
  • Executors
  • Trustees
  • Beneficiaries
  • Foundations
  • Charities

Education & Career


Oxford University, B.C.L., 1978
Dalhousie University, J.D., 1976
Dalhousie University, B.Sc., 1973


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Past President, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Bar Association
Past President, Scotia Chamber Players (Scotia Festival)
Secretary, Symphony Nova Scotia Foundation
Director, Halifax Youth Foundation
Director, Halifax Foundation
Director, Community Foundation of Nova Scotia
Past President, Symphony Nova Scotia Society
Past Chairman, Nova Scotia Talent Trust
Trustee, Nova Scotia Talent Trust Foundation
Editorial Board, Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal [Canada Law Book]
Member, Halifax Estate Planning Council
Chair, Trust and Estates Technical Committee, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Canada
Past Education Chair, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Canada
Past Chair, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Atlantic
Past Chair, National Wills Estates and Trusts Section, Canadian Bar Association
Former lecturer, Equity and Trusts, Law of Succession, and Estate Planning, Dalhousie Law School
Member, The International Academy of Estates & Trusts Lawyers


Queen’s Counsel, 1998
STEP Canada 2017 Founder’s Award
Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016 (Private Client)
Best Lawyers’ 2012 Halifax Trusts and Estates Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers: Trusts and Estates, 2006, 2008-2019
Lexpert rating: Charities/Not-For-Profit
Lexpert rating: Estate and Personal Tax Planning
Martindale-Hubbell rating: AV Preeminent® (highest peer rating)