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Timothy Matthews, QC


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



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
Member, The International Academy of Estates & Trusts Lawyers
Past President, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Bar Association
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 President, Scotia Chamber Players (Scotia Festival)
Secretary, Symphony Nova Scotia Foundation
Director, Halifax Youth Foundation
Director, Halifax Foundation
Past President, Symphony Nova Scotia Society
Past Chairman, Nova Scotia Talent Trust
Trustee, Nova Scotia Talent Trust Foundation
Member, Halifax Estate Planning Council
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


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, 2008-2020
Lexpert rating: Charities/Not-For-Profit Law, 2020 – 2014
Lexpert rating: Estate and Personal Tax Planning, 2020 – 2008
Martindale-Hubbell rating: AV Preeminent® (highest peer rating)

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