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Matthew Heap Partner T:01625 704186 M:07436 161730

A specialist in complex clinical negligence, catastrophic personal injury, and cases of death caused by trauma, failure to diagnose or mistreatment. 

Matthew has particular expertise in brain injury cases, particularly those involving children who have cerebral palsy because of the mismanagement of their birth by the NHS or a private healthcare provider.  He acts for clients throughout the UK, often referred to him by former clients or through the Child Brain Injury Trust. 

Matthew also handles cases of serious criminal injury, cases with challenging or unusual accident circumstances and cases abandoned or rejected by other law firms.

Matthew is a member of the Manchester Arena Attack Pro Bono Legal Panel and is actively assisting the victims of the May 2017 attack.

Examples of how Matthew’s advice has benefited clients include:

  • recovering £7.75 million for a child with a brain injury, in a case the mother and other solicitors thought had little prospect of success;
  • securing £2.75m for the dependents of a salesman;
  • securing a sizeable upfront payment to enable a client to move into specially adapted accommodation immediately; and   
  • obtaining a settlement of 775,000 for a gentleman in his seventies, following amputation of his leg above the knee.