Ann-Marie attended Aberystwyth University in Wales in 1998, studying Law and Business, and graduated in 2001 when she then went to law school. She qualified from the College of Law in Chester in 2002, after which she joined a firm of solicitors in Suffolk where she completed her training, qualifying in 2004. Ann-Marie previously held the roles of head of the private client team and partner, before joining Barker Gotelee in 2016 as an associate solicitor.
Ann-Marie undertakes all areas of private client business but her main interests are dealing with high net worth estate planning issues and elderly client issues, including care fee issues, NHS continuing care claims and the protection of vulnerable adults.
Ann-Marie is a full member of both the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and Solicitors for the Elderly. She is also a registered Dementia Friend and a member of Action for Elder Abuse. Ann-Marie has taken the pledge to become a Dignity Champion, working to achieve care services which are compassionate and person centred, as well as efficient.
Legal 500 2020
Rising Star Ann-Marie Matthews is highly recommended. ‘Ann-Marie Matthews is diligent, punctual, extremely good at explaining complex concepts to those with little or no knowledge, and very personable. Her knowledge of the financial side of clients’ affairs is exceptional.’
Legal 500 2018/19
“‘Caring, passionate’ STEP-qualified associate Ann-Marie Matthews is ‘excellent, very efficient’.”
Legal 500 2017
Clients of Barker Gotelee note the firm’s ability to provide ‘prompt and concise advice’ and highlight the ‘excellent support and attention to detail’ provided by associate Ann-Marie Matthews.