Partner and head of team
I am a partner and head of the personal injury and clinical negligence team. I joined GA Solicitors in 2006 from a large Bristol law firm and have clocked up more than two decades of legal experience.
I am an experienced personal injury solicitor, I specialise in handling high value and catastrophic injury claims and have extensive niche experience in motorcycle and fatal accident claims. I strive to succeed and have taken on cases where other solicitors have failed resulting in successful outcomes. I have a particular interest in handling chronic pain cases and often where the client has been medically retired from the armed forces or emergency services or other employment.
I also have a wealth of experience as a clinical negligence solicitor and handle all types of high value and complex medical negligence cases including cases of misdiagnosis, negligent orthopaedic surgery, missed fractures and negligent care and treatment.
I represent victims injured in all types of accidents including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, public liability, ministry of defence and spinal and head injury cases. I am a keen advocate in rehabilitation and work tirelessly to assist those with life changing injuries.
I qualified as a solicitor in 2001 after reading law at Liverpool University and then completed the LPC at the College of Law, Chester.
Over the last five years I have been a governor at our local primary school and have been previously a trustee of Devon Air Ambulance.
When away from work I enjoy live music and the theatre, as well as playing football and golf. I am a passionate Liverpool FC fan. I also spend time with the family and our dog walking and cycling on the moors and coastally.
I am described in Chambers 2021 as being “…. forensic in his analysis of cases, in particular on the figures of loss.”
- Matt was present for me during the whole process, from original complaint to the final resolution. His advice was always professional and timely and offered with care and compassion. I felt supported throughout and valued his considered counsel.
- Mr Sheather handled my personal injury claim with professionalism. I appreciated having one named person to deal with my case and I was delighted with the outcome.
- Matt was very thorough and understanding throughout my claim and always had my best intentions in mind which were noticeable at all times. His knowledge and expertise were superb.