I have been involved in health law since 1993, covering all aspects of clinical negligence and areas of medicine. I have a particular interest in birth injury claims, and adult and child brain and spinal injuries.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
Following my degree I secured a position with a local law firm specialising in Health Law. The fascinating and complex combination of medicine and the law inspired me to follow this career.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
Making sure that those injured by medical accidents can be assured of help and care for their long-term needs.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
Life with a family of 5 (plus various animals) keeps me busy and active. We enjoy living close to the Peak District and regularly make the most of what it has to offer. I am also heavily involved in our local church, supporting it in many ways.
"Tom Mather puts his heart and soul into the case and is exceptionally caring." - Chambers & Partners, 2020
"Very down-to-earth manner with the clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
Tom Mather "never gets frustrated or impatient but will go through each of the questions and problems without any issue." - Chambers & Partners 2017
"Goes out of his way to take great care of his clients and... always provides useful insight" - Legal 500, 2017
Sources describe Tom Mather as a "very experienced litigator" who is "willing to fight his client's corner to the end." - Chambers & Partners 2016
"Very well skilled; very able, efficient and careful." - Chambers & Partners 2015
Highly regarded for his non-confrontational manner and his desire to get the best for his clients. One client states: "He was very patient and explained every little detail to me." - Chambers & Partners 2014
Author of chapter on damages for APIL's current guide to Clinical Negligence claims, and contributor to two other chapters.