Matthew Clayton

Partner, Serious Injury Solicitor


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

He specialises in Serious Injury claims for compensation with a focus on head and brain injuries, amputations, and spinal injuries.

A former Principal Lawyer with Slater Gordon, Matthew 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.

A member of 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 is recommended in Chambers and Partners UK 2018 by one source as "one of the most naturally gifted brain injury solicitors with an excellent feel for tactics and the needs of the case."

Another source highlights his ability to "see the merit of a complex claim where others may have thought there was no prospect."

Interests outside of work

Matthew plays football on a weekly basis and is a keen sportsman also selected for the Byrom Street chambers Cricket team

He has three children and lives in Manchester


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

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