Matthew Shiels

Director – Head of PI and Housing Disrepair

Personal details

Full Name:
Matthew Shiels
Job Title:
Director – Head of PI and Housing Disrepair
Department:
Personal Injury
Education:
  • Graduate Diploma in Law – BPP Manchester Law School – Commendation
  • Legal Practice Course – BPP Manchester Law School – Distinction
Additional qualifications:
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives

Specialities

  • Personal Injury
  • Credit Hire Claims
  • Fatal Accident Claims
  • Public/Employers Liability Claims
  • Complex/High Value Claims
  • CICA - Criminal Injury Claims
  • Housing Disrepair

Background

I am a solicitor and legal executive with 20 years’ worth of claims handling experience.

Over the years I have handled a broad range of serious personal injury claims, including brain injury, blindness, traumatic amputations and spinal fractures. In addition, I have experience of dealing with fatal accident claims. I am also well versed in all aspects of credit hire.

I am entirely comfortable with all aspects of Fast and Multi-Track Litigation, including drafting pleadings, advocacy, costs budgeting and preparation for trial. I have exceptional knowledge of the CPR and I am meticulous in keeping up to date with developments in the law of personal injury and civil litigation.

I am committed to provide the highest level of service and my clients find me to be approachable and down to earth; with a considerable breadth and depth of knowledge, which I put to good use in the successful pursuit of the claims I handle.

Motivation

What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?
I lead the firm’s busy RTA Department, and enjoy providing strong technical guidance and expert advice to colleagues and clients alike.
Why did you choose a career in the legal sector?
I wanted a varied and fast paced career with the added incentive of being able to make a real difference to the clients I represent.

Personal interests

  • Walking
  • Football
  • Cooking

Key cases

  • Judgment for credit hire charges of over £100,000
  • Claim for spinal fracture sustained in a serious RTA
  • Traumatic brain injury and post-concussive syndrome sustained when a train window dislodged and fell onto the claimant’s head

Read what other clients have said about working with Matthew:

  • Thank you very much for your assistance during this hard process

    Thank you very much for your assistance during this hard process, I wouldn’t have managed without your help and support. I wish you all the best and every success.Anonymous

Our Promise to You

  • Friendly, personal legal services Friendly, personal legal services

    We promise that our approachable solicitors will provide you with a genuinely personal service that puts your needs first. Our team of experts are always on hand to give you support when you need it.

  • Award-winning service in our fields of expertise Award-winning service in our fields of expertise

    We pride ourselves in offering the highest standards of service across each of our legal departments. Regardless of your situation, we promise to provide you with the very best legal advice.

  • Advice tailored to your needs Advice tailored to your needs

    We promise to listen to your needs and offer the right guidance for your situation.

    There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution in any area of the law. Every case requires a tailored approach and you deserve a solicitor who understands this.

  • Outstanding customer service and care Outstanding customer service and care

    Our excellent reputation is built on our exceptional level of client care.

    Every case is handled with the highest level of respect and many of our clients go on to recommend us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.

  • Transparent fees and processes Transparent fees and processes

    Transparency is very important to us. We promise to provide you with total Transparencyrency on fees, so you know exactly what you are paying for. We’ll also make sure you’re kept updated on the progress of your case every step of the way.

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