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.
“Could not fault the service I received with my claim at Irwin Mitchell. Expert and professional advice was provided throughout the process. Matthew Brown was especially helpful in assuring the best possible outcome for my situation, very grateful for the help I received. Would highly recommend to anyone needing legal advice.”– 5* Trustpilot review
"Fantastic knowledgeable and empathetic service." - 5* Trustpilot review
"We cannot thank Matthew Brown, Irwin Mitchell LLP and associate teams enough for their quality law services, hard work, excellent ongoing support, information, advice and guidance... The professionalism, care taken and the family-feel to the collaborative work across a range of expert stakeholders ensured Andrew had a life, had representation and was not left to the wayside... We just cannot thank you all enough. Words cannot describe our sentiments, the service and care Andrew has received as a result of your outstanding, collaborative work has been invaluable, priceless, second to none" - 5* Trustpilot review
"We cannot thank Matthew Brown and Ashwini Kamath (and all the team who helped over the last two years) enough. You really do receive the best help, advice, support and care from all at Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Matthew Brown & his team at Irwin Mitchell have been exceptional & gone above & beyond for my son to get him the best possible rehabilitation & help that he so needed... Matt's persistence, patience, determination & drive to see my sons case to the very end & get him the best possible outcome under the circumstances have been 2nd to none." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Matthew and Keith have been professional and patient throughout. The final outcome was beyond our expectations! Can't recommend them highly enough!" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Hiring Irwin Mitchell was the best choice I made in my entire life. I don’t usually review businesses but believe the word has to get out. In this case, this firm, my case manager Matthew Brown, made all the difference in an experience that went from Horrible to “don’t worry, we've got you now” those were his words and I will never forget them. They did. They had my back, they hold my hand throughout the entire case with endless medical appointments with The Best Experts anyone ever can find.
It was terrifying because I was hit very hard and all my life changed in one second. And what Matt and his team did, goes beyond any service a law firm can offer, this is genuine care for others. Not only that, my settlement was more than I expected, it was a life changing outcome. I will never forget this and I will always make sure to let people know that this law office is the best and has simply one of the best people I met. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your hard work!" - Client
"Matt Brown really stands out from the crowd, with his deep legal knowledge, particularly sympathetic and understanding manner with seriously injured clients, and his willingness to fight very very hard for the best result." - Legal 500, 2023
"His attitude is always to do absolutely everything that can be done to get the very best outcome for clients. He is proactive and quick to respond to queries." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - band 1)
Matthew Brown is a "Leading Individual – Band 1" – Chambers & Partners, 2021
"He has a very warm and engaging manner with clients and has very good attention to detail." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
Matthew Brown "is a very experienced solicitor who has excellent judgement and a calm, down to earth manner." – Legal 500, 2020
"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