Matthew Claxson > Moore Barlow > Southampton, England > Lawyer Profile

Moore Barlow
SO53 3TG

Work Department

Personal injury


Matthew is an experienced serious injury solicitor who specialises in accessing rehabilitation for people who have suffered major trauma. He also represents at inquest those who have been bereaved. His clients are those who have, through no fault of their own, suffered brain injury, spinal cord injury, limb loss, complex fractures or bereavement either in the UK or abroad. On their behalf, he claims compensation from the party at fault. An important part of this process is to secure payments as quickly as possible (interim payments) to support rehabilitation.

Many of Matthew’s clients are people who have suffered major brain or spinal cord injuries, and the families of fatal incident victims.


Recognised practitioner in Legal 500
Chair of the South of England Acquired Brain Injury Forum (SEABIF)
Secretary of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyer’s, south of England group
Listed in the Solicitors Directory for Headway, the national brain injury charity, as a brain injury specialist
Panel solicitor for RoadPeace, the national charity for people who have been seriously injured or lost loved ones in a road accident
Associate Member of the Royal Society of Medicine
Member of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists
Member of Cycling UK, the national cycling charity

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Moore Barlow‘s ‘excellent’ clinical negligence team is skilled in handling the most complex catastrophic personal injury and medical negligence matters. Senior partner Damian Horan leads the personal injury team from London with Richmond-based Anne Cassidy overseeing the clinical negligence side. The team was significantly expanded by the recent merger of Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins – firmwide chairman Helen Goatley is a fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and a Law Society-accredited clinical negligence specialist, while in Woking, consultant Caroline Flashman is another key figure. The practice regularly handles multimillion-pound brain and spinal injury claims; Matthew Claxson and Fadwa Errhioui are among the key contacts for this. Maya Sushila is recommended for complex gynaecological cases. A standout feature of the practice is its alliance with the specialist spinal cord injury solicitors at Aspire Law. Tim Spring heads the healthcare team and is considered a trailblazer in this field for combining education law, community care and Court of Protection departments.