Matthew Tomlinson > Slater and Gordon > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Slater and Gordon
M2 3HZ

Work Department

Personal Injury


Matthew is Principal Lawyer based at our Manchester office. Matthew specialises in work accident compensation claims and acts solely for injured claimants. Matthew has specialised in personal injury for many years, with specific expertise in accidents at work, road traffic collisions and occupiers’ liability/public liability. Matthew also delivers an annual programme of in-house training to lawyers on procedure, liability and assessment of quantum. His expertise has helped claimants secure substantial compensation payments and rehabilitation for a range of devastating accidents, many resulting in fatal or serious life changing injuries including amputations and chronic pain. Matthew regularly speaks at health and safety conferences and provides bespoke lectures on issues involving safety within the workplace. He also manages relationships with a number of the Organisation and Member Services who work with Slater and Gordon.


Matthew joined Russell Jones and Walker, now Slater and Gordon, in January 1998.


Matthew is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Lawyer Rankings

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

Slater and Gordon’s clinical negligence team litigates high-value catastrophic claims. Ben Gent heads the team, while Maria Repanos and John Doyle work on birth, brain and spinal injury matters. Helen Lewis handles neurological injury cases. The firm’s personal injury practice specialises in  serious traumatic brain injury, spinal cord, amputation, poly-trauma, fatal injury, psychiatric injury and abuse claims. Managing director Madalene Holdsworth oversees the network of sub-teams and primarily handles industrial disease and military litigation. Matthew Tomlinson  leads the serious injury unit and Michael Hardacre oversees the employers liability and public liability serious injury team. Richard Scorer manages the abuse and public inquiries department, while Jordan Bell leads the industrial disease division. Kim Harrison specialises in the representation of victims and survivors in abuse cases and public inquires as well as human rights cases. Andrew Zajac departed the firm in May 2021.