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Based in: Manchester
Serious personal injury claims, with a focus on head and brain injuries, amputations, and spinal injuries
Matthew is a Partner in the Complex Personal Injury department in Simpson Millar's Manchester office, who specialises in claims involving serious injuries, such as head and brain injuries, amputations, and spinal cord injuries.
He joined our team from Slater and Gordon, where he was a Principal Lawyer. Matthew has decades of experience in the industry, qualifying as a Lawyer in 1990. During his career he has helped clients who have suffered a range of injuries, and – in the last five years alone – has recovered in excess of £100 million for clients.
Boasting experience gained from a long career, Matthew was an Associate Solicitor at Linder Myers, before taking on subsequent roles as a Partner at Betesh Fox & Co (1996-2007), Ralli Solicitors (2007-2009), and Fenton Solicitors (2009-2014).
Due to his specialism in cases involving serious injuries, many of the individual settlements that Matthew has secured are in excess of £1 million and he has been the lead solicitor on many ground breaking cases, including Tinsley v Sarker (2005) EWHC 192 QB, which featured an unprecedented point on statutory funding.
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 also a lecturer for the Royal College of Psychiatry.
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 recommended by Chambers and Partners UK 2018: One source describes Matthew Clayton 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." He heads the department, focusing on severe injuries including brain and spinal injuries as well as amputations.