I qualified as a Solicitor in 2018 and specialise in serious injury cases, representing people who've suffered spinal injuries, brain injuries or amputation. These cases can involve accidents at work, on the road, or in a public place.
In any case, I always seek to secure funding and arrange the best rehabilitation as early possible to help my client’s recovery from their life-changing injuries.
I’m experienced in running serious injury cases through to settlement, always aiming to recover maximum damages to cover my client’s lost earnings, medical expenses or rehabilitation costs.
Matt "works very long and hard, he is intelligent and experienced. I valued his professional and knowledgeable approach." - Legal 500, 2021
"I was represented by Matthew Smith at Irwin Mitchell in respect of my claim for injuries I sustained in a car accident that was caused by another driver. Matthew was very approachable and friendly and supportive throughout the whole process. He struck me as very smart and knowledgeable on all the legal aspects. I am really grateful for all his help, and he helped me achieve a great result with the claim." - 5* Trustpilot review
“Matthew was very approachable and friendly and supportive throughout the whole process. He struck me as very smart and knowledgeable on all the legal aspects. I am really grateful for all his help, and he helped me achieve a great result with the claim. The accident was a very difficult time for me and my family, but now it has all been resolved I certainly feel as though I can put it behind me.”
“Matthew, who led my case, was really patient and supportive and I am very grateful to him; He made what was always going to be a stressful time in my life that much easier.”
What inspired you to get into law?
I developed an interest in law and how it's integrated into our everyday lives while studying at college. I wanted to make a positive impact on people’s lives by guiding them through the legal processes when they need it most.
A career in serious injury was a natural progression. Working with clients who’ve suffered life-changing injuries means that they don’t just need legal guidance, but also help accessing a range of treatment, rehabilitation and therapy.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
To be able to help seriously injured clients receive some type of closure, whether that’s through compensation or simply providing answers.
It’s very rewarding to make a difference to people’s lives during a very challenging time by helping them access rehabilitation while their claim goes ahead. I’m also always proud to achieve a final settlement will allow a client to continue to progress and recover.
What do you do away from the office?
I'm a keen distance runner and cyclist, I always seem to be training for something! If I’m not running, I’ll either be watching football or visiting friends and family.
- Six-figure settlement for a young woman who was about to graduate from acting school when she was knocked over by a car. She sustained a neck fracture and facial scarring.