Personal Injury

Matthew Clayton

Partner, Serious Injury Solicitor


Matthew specialises in Serious Injury claims for compensation including AmputationsBrain Damage and Head Injuries, and Spinal Cord Injuries.

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Matthew joined Simpson Millar in November 2016, and heads our department which looks after clients who have suffered life changing injuries.

Matthew is a former Principal Lawyer with Slater and Gordon Lawyers UK. He qualified as a Lawyer in 1990, and has a wealth of experience in helping clients who have suffered a range of injuries.

He obtained a degree in Law and Politics from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Due to his specialism in cases involving serious injuries, many of the individual settlements that Matthew has secured are in excess of £1million, and he has been the lead Solicitor on many ground-breaking cases.

A skilled litigator, Matthew also has knowledge of criminal and matrimonial law and has experience in cases involving professional negligence.

Matthew is motivated by improving the quality of life for his clients and always focuses on rebuilding people's life after they suffer a serious injury.

Matthew is recommended in Chambers and Partners UK 2022 as a notable practitioner.

They commented "He is well known for his tenacity in pursuing his clients' interests." and previously as "one of the most naturally gifted brain injury solicitors with an excellent feel for tactics and the needs of the case."

He was noted in Legal 500 2022 as a key lawyer.

"Matthew Clayton secures incredible result for those for whom he acts. He will leave no stone unturned in seeking to secure the right result for his clients."

Matthew was recently recommended in Chambers and Partners' 2023 guide with one person commenting: "Matthew Clayton is one of the toughest and most brilliant litigators I have worked with."

What Our Clients Think of Matthew

  • "Simply the best!! A special mention for Matthew Clayton. Not only saved our lives and our situation throughout the case but the incredible support he provided as well as the full team!! I can't recommend enough how amazing this company is and everything they have done for us."

    Kirsty Hamilton/Joseph Cannon


Professional Memberships

Matthew is a member of BABICM (The British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers), APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and SIA (Spinal Injuries Association), Matthew is also a lecturer for the Royal College of Psychiatry.


Matthew was shortlisted for Catastrophic Lawyer of the year 2018 in the National Personal injury Awards.

Interests outside of work

Matthew plays football on a weekly basis and is a keen sportsman, he was selected for the Byrom Street Chambers Cricket team. He has three children and lives in Manchester.

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