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I joined Irwin Mitchell as a trainee solicitor in 1997 and qualified in 1999. I spent nine years developing my expertise in the field of personal injury litigation at the firm's Leeds office, and was appointed Associate in 2004.

In 2008 I moved to Manchester to help develop our new office there, and this is where I remain, practising exclusively in the field of Claimant catastrophic injury litigation (typically claims involving head and spinal injury, complex orthopaedic injuries & amputation).

Formerly Secretary of the Wakefield branch of Headway, I now sit on the Management committee of Headway Salford and I am a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. I am an APIL accredited Senior Litigator.

I was made a Partner in the practice in May 2010. 


"Hugely efficient" - Legal 500, 2018/19

"Very easy to deal with and not afraid to take on difficult cases in terms of liability." Sources also view him as a "fantastic litigator." – Chambers & Partners, 2018

Matt is "dynamic in his approach" and "adopts a positive approach when supporting clients through the complexities of litigation." – Chambers & Partners, 2017

"Matthew Brown has a reputation amongst peers as a 'robust litigator of high-value, complex cases.' Sources say that he is "calm in a crisis and gets the job done." – Chambers & Partners 2016

Matt Brown is "highly regarded" –Legal 500 2015

A "smooth operator" who "understands brain injury very well." –Chambers & Partners 2015

"He stands out for his diligence, his 'tactical nous' and the 'pretty remarkable results' he achieves." – Chambers & Partners 2014

"Deep empathy with his clients, and sees beyond the legal processes to understand their holistic needs" – Legal 500 2013

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 26/02/2018
    Car Crash Victim Calls For Better Awareness Of Pedestrians

    “This accident could have easily been avoided had Professor Bundred been more vigilant; Mr O’Driscoll was clearly visible as he crossed the road that evening, as he was perfectly entitled to. “It’s important that all drivers take note of the consequences of careless driving and ensure that they particularly look out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians. We hope that now the criminal trial is over it will speed up the process of securing David the funds he needs to aid his recovery and rehabilitation. “David and his family have requested that their privacy is respected at this time whilst he is given time to recover from his injuries.”

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  • 11/09/2015
    Irwin Mitchell Serious Injury Team Wins Rehabilitation Award Again

    “Rehabilitation is vital if clients are to have a hope of getting their lives back on track after suffering serious injuries. “We have a strong track record in delivering early access to the best rehabilitation and other specialist support and therapies so that our clients have the best possible chance at improving their quality of life. “We are immensely proud that our work in helping victims of serious injuries has been recognised once again in the Rehabilitation First Awards.”

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  • 12/11/2014
    Police Force Calls For Drivers To Stay Alcohol Free

    This latest campaign launched by Greater Manchester Police is undoubtedly spreading a very important message as the festive period approaches. It is vital drivers remain sensible and responsible in the run up to Christmas when it comes to getting behind the wheel. “It almost goes without saying, but driving after consuming alcohol does more than put the driver in harm’s way. It also affects passengers and other road users such as pedestrians or cyclists who are in a vulnerable position. "Having seen all too often the devastating impact drink-driving can have on so many lives, we can only encourage road users to think carefully about their actions and to do their absolute utmost to keep themselves and others safe from harm."

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  • 12/09/2014
    Family Of Car Crash Victim Call For Better Awareness Of Pedestrians

    Will now needs expert rehabilitation treatment to help overcome his brain injuries and to get his life back on track. We are working with the family to help them as we look to secure the necessary funds so that he can get the support and assistance he needs. “This incident highlights the importance of drivers taking more care on the roads, particularly in areas where there are likely to be more pedestrians around. The Driver was well aware that there were other people around and ought to have realised that other party-goers would have been in the road. This accident could easily have been avoided, but instead Will is having to deal with the consequences of suffering a serious injury.”

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