Matthew Smith

Principal Lawyer and Head of Clinical Negligence

Name: Matthew Smith

Title: Principal Lawyer and Head of Clinical Negligence


Telephone: 0161 837 6821

Matthew joined the team at Linder Myers in November 2021 as a Principal Lawyer and the Head of the Clinical Negligence department. After qualifying in 2005, Matthew has handled over 500 clinical negligence matters and covers the full remit of claims, with particular specialism in cases involving cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, amputations, vascular and neural injuries.

A Clinical Negligence Accreditation is not something that is handed out easily by the Law Society – even to those who have vast experience – but Matthew has acquired this.

Over the duration of Matthew’s career he has settled a vast number of cases, one of the most notable cases settled was one in respect of a delayed diagnosis of encephalitis with a capitalised value of over £20 million. Another was an unfortunate case of delayed diagnosis of cancer which led to severe lymphoedema and settled for in excess of £1 million.

During Matthew’s spare time he enjoys taking part in triathlons, travelling and reading.

Qualifications: LLB law degree

Year admitted: 2005

No of years experience: 16

Areas of law:

Clinical Negligence