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

    Client Satisfaction SurveyThank 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