I am a solicitor in the Medical Product Liability and Medical Negligence team.
My team and I deal with national and international group actions in relation to defective medical devices and pharmaceuticals or sub-standard medical treatment.
I provide advice and pursue legal actions for the recovery of compensation for victims of defective medical products; I do not represent the manufacturers.
I have been involved in this sort of work since I qualified as a solicitor in 2008.
"Matthew Newbould at the Sheffield office. He has a deep understanding of the unique issues raised by product liability law. I find him to be intellectually and technically very strong. He is good to work with because he gives a lot of thought to his cases and is strategic" - Legal 500, 2021
Matthew is " "extremely analytical and technically able." - Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Associate to Watch)
He is "very bright and technically astute." – Chambers & Partners, 2020
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I tend to represent individuals, or groups of individuals, pursuing claims against multi-national pharmaceutical companies. Where harm has been done, I find it very satisfying to play my part in holding big business to account, and hopefully reducing the risk of the same harm happening again in the future.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is one of the few firms in the UK with the expertise and resources to deal with the kind of case that I work on. From a professional point of view, I feel privileged to be working on the kind of technically challenging cases we are presented with.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I am lucky enough to live on the edge of the Peak District, so I like to get out there for a walk or a bike ride as often as I can. I play golf every now and then and try to read when I can.