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 is based in the Sheffield office of Irwin Mitchell. He acts on high-value spinal injury and severe brain injury cases arising from negligent treatment. "He's got a great insight into his cases and analyses issues well." "Tom's solid, he's someone I regard as excellent." - Chambers & Partners 2024 (Leading Individual - Band 2)
"Irwin Mitchell were recommended because of their legal reputation & in this regard they were simply brilliant. What we hadn’t expected though and what made the biggest difference to us was their kindness, care and understanding throughout." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I had a 9 year long settlement case with Irwin Mitchell acting as my legal team. The solicitors, in particular Tom Mather and Caroline Mitchell, worked extremely hard throughout the case to help me receive the settlement result that I needed following an accident in 2010 which resulted in me sustaining life-changing injuries. Since my case and settlement ended I decided to keep Irwin Mitchell to manage my assets because I was profoundly satisfied with their service over the previous decade" - 5* Trustpilot review
"Very bright, very deft and thoughtful and good on the technical side of things... A very bright and capable practitioner." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - Band 2)
"Tom Mather is very professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy. Exceptionally well organised and strives for the best possible outcome. Highly recommended." - Legal 500, 2021
"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
Author of chapter on damages for APIL's current guide to Clinical Negligence claims, and contributor to two other chapters.