Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office, Matthew supervises other personal injury lawyers and runs the most complex cases himself.

Matthew has specialised in personal injury claims during his 15 years as a frontline solicitor, concentrating on serious injury cases during the last 10 years, including traumatic brain injuries.

Matthew’s cases, taken from all over the North West, involve injuries which have a profound and long-lasting impact on a person and their family. He acts for claimants who have a wide range of orthopaedic trauma, psychiatric trauma and traumatic brain injury, which often result in compensation in excess of £100,000.

Matthew ensures that his clients - and those of his colleagues in the team – achieve the highest possible compensation in the shortest possible time. He also makes sure claimants are kept abreast of developments in their case.

Matthew was a partner in another prominent national firm of solicitors before joining Thompsons in 2019. He points out that Thompsons’ main focus is on achieving justice for the client, rather than making the largest possible profit. It is an emphasis which sets it apart from other firms, he says.

In his spare time, Matthew coaches children’s football and enjoys triathlon training.


Matthew's case experience

  • Secured £2.75 million for a client who suffered a catastrophic head injury after being involved in a high speed crash, including interim payments which covered rehabilitation and the purchase of new accommodation with the provision of care.
  • Recovered £750,000 in compensation for a 60-year-old motorcyclist who suffered a range of serious life-changing orthopaedic injuries when a vehicle failed to give way and hit him. 
  • Negotiated £625,000 in damages just ahead of trial for a 41-year-old claimant who sustained neck and spinal injuries when he stumbled on a step in a pub. While the client was able to return to work, it was accepted he would have to retire early and would need care in later life.


Professional membership

Matthew is accredited with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.