Principal Lawyer and Head of Industrial Disease and Military - North
I always take a proactive approach to litigation and fight hard for justice for the injured and traumatised individuals that I represent.
Get to know Matthew
I began my career in law in 1998 and qualified as a solicitor in 2004. I’m now a principal lawyer and head up the industrial disease and military teams in the North.
I’ve specialised in personal injury for the whole of my career and have specific expertise in accidents at and illness suffered at work as well as occupational stress and military claims.
My expertise has helped claimants secure substantial compensation payments and rehabilitation for a range of devastating accidents involving fatal injury, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation and post-traumatic stress disorder.
I also manage relationships with many of our trade union and Police Federation partners.
I’ve had many career highlights over the years, but most recently include securing large settlements for:
- A client who suffered a lower limb amputation as a result of an accident at work
- A police officer forced into medical retirement after suffering a brain injury and poly-trauma
- A journalist who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after being injured in bombing in Syria
I am accredited as a Senior Litigator by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
For the past several years, I’ve been ranked in independent legal guide, Chambers and Partners, as a Band 1 leader in the field of personal injury. The 2021 edition of the guide states: “Matthew Tomlinson regularly handles complex, multi-track personal injury claims regarding workplace and military accidents. These include spinal and brain injuries, amputations and fatalities.”
I’ve also been recommended as a Key Lawyer by independent legal guide, the Legal 500, for the past several years.
Earlier in my career, I also won ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ at the 2010 Personal Injury Awards.
The extra mile
I’m a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Law Society.
I regularly speak at health and safety conferences and provide bespoke lectures on issues involving safety within the workplace.
I also deliver in-house training to lawyers on procedure, liability and assessment of quantum.
Matthew is incredibly down to earth and straightforward and is one of the best lawyers I work with. Testimonial from a barrister (for Matthew Tomlinson)
Matthew has a good manner, makes informed decisions, displays good judgment and clients like him. Testimonial from a case manager (for Matthew Tomlinson)
Nothing was too much trouble for Matt. He always explained things and made sure I understood everything. I was delighted with the settlement he secured on what I know was a very challenging case. Client testimonial (for Matthew Tomlinson)