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