Mr Matthew Stockwell > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
L2 9XX

Work Department

Personal Injury; Clinical Negligence; Public Law


Matthew specialises in serious injury litigation and public law. His caseload is made up almost exclusively of cases with a mixture of high value (or other importance), sensitivity and complexity. He is recognised for his technical expertise and advocacy skills, combined with a strong work ethic and empathy with clients.

Matthew has extensive involvement in appeals, test cases and declaratory proceedings. He is often counsel of choice in cases involving novel and developing areas of the law to assist on strategy. He relishes the prospect of working collaboratively with other professionals and places particular importance on delivering excellent client care and successful outcomes as part of a team.

Matthew has extensive experience of clinical and professional negligence claims and other cases of medical and technical complexity.

In the sphere of public law, Matthew has a longstanding academic and professional interest in health and social care provision. He obtained a Masters Degree from Trinity College, Dublin, following comparative research about issues of capacity and consent in the context of obstetric management, and regularly appears in the Court of Protection, Family and Administrative Courts on matters of the utmost sensitivity.

Matthew advises and lectures widely in the areas of health and social welfare decision-making, mental capacity and mental health, community care provision, learning disability and funding & charging issues. He is also a specialist contributor to Judicial Review: Law & Practice (Jordans).


Called 1998;
Matthew served on the executive committee of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) between 2007 and 2015, as Vice President in 2012 and President in 2013. He is co-author of the APIL Guide to Accidents at Work and has particular knowledge and experience of brain injury litigation, delivering APIL’s brain injury training courses and actively contributing to APIL’s catastrophic injury training programme.


  • APIL
  • ALBA
  • PIBA
  • PNBA
  • Honorary Life Member, Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • Working Party member and contributor to the Guide to the Conduct of Cases Involving Serious Injury


  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Liverpool College

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Matthew StockwellExchange ChambersGreat attention to detail and organisational skills. Genuine empathy with clients. Not afraid to take on complex cases.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Matthew StockwellExchange ChambersMatthew is a fantastic legal mind but approachable with clients and lawyers alike. He is a superb tactician and is prepared to explore all avenues to drive a case to success. He will remain a go-to barrister for clinical negligence work.

Exchange Chambers is ‘excellent in clinical negligence‘ and has a team of ‘highly intelligent‘ and ‘knowledgeable counsel‘. Matthew Stockwell focuses on brain and spinal injury cases, as well as ones concluding in amputations, and is praised for his ‘tactical approach‘. Bill Braithwaite QC is ‘go-to counsel for high value brain injury cases‘.