Matthew Brown > Irwin Mitchell > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
One St Peter’s Square
M2 3AF

Work Department

Serious Injury



Matt has practiced exclusively in the field of catastrophic injury litigation since qualification, and heads a team of dedicated lawyers who act for clients with serious injuries caused as a result of accidents, in particular head and spinal cord injuries resulting in permanent disability. His aim is to obtain early interim payments whenever possible, in order to pay for rehabilitation, a care package and suitable accommodation at the earliest opportunity. Matt has a proven track record of taking on and winning complex, difficult and unusual cases.


Trained Irwin Mitchell 1997, qualified 1999; associate 2004; moved to Manchester 2008; partner 2010.


APIL; Law Society Personal Injury Panel member.


Danum Comprehensive, Doncaster; Durham University (1996 Law 2(1)); York College of Law (1997).

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

(Leading individuals: Personal Injury)

Matthew Brown  – Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell’s clinical negligence team, led by Kristofer Inskip, specialises in dental negligence claims and supporting members of HM Forces where poor medical care has been received. Lindsay Wise is recommended for handling matters involving serious brain and spinal injuries, while Jennifer Cawthorne and senior associate Dina Lambourne offer expertise in birth injury claims. Senior associate Margaret Ryan handles an array of matters, including cases involving delayed meningitis treatment. Catherine Leech  is another key member of the team. On the personal injury side, Jonathan Betts’ team acts for clients with serious brain and spinal injuries and asbestos-related diseases. The practice also deals with claims for military personnel under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, with Amanda Marsh recognised for her expertise in this niche. Deirdre Healy handles severe brain, spinal, amputation and other complex injuries. Matthew Brown and senior associate Richard Biggs  are other key team members, specialising in brain and spinal cord injuries. Matthew Garson  is recommended for his work on child claims.