Role: Director
Blackburn, Manchester

Matthew Shiels

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.


  • Graduate Diploma in Law – BPP Manchester Law School – Commendation
  • Legal Practice Course – BPP Manchester Law School – Distinction


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.

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

What our clients are saying about us

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  • Highly recommend 

    Jonathan always took the time to listen to my questions and concerns, he was always attentive, caring and highly professional. The court process was lengthy, and throughout it all Jonathan ... Read more Highly recommend
    Adyan, (December 2023)
  • Chet Desai is amazing 

    Chet Desai is amazing. Great support and advice. He even attended a meeting with me at very last minute. Highly recommend
    Meera Pala, (November 2023)
  • Great help with the ILR application 

    Sherena Lawrence has provided excellent support throughout my application for Indefinite Leave to Remain. At every step of the process, she explained in detail what needed to be done. Sherena ... Read more Great help with the ILR application
    Ilia, (November 2023)
  • Recommend 

    Sharad came as a recommendation from another solicitor and I am hugely grateful that he was. The advice, support and professionalism was reassuring at time when I was at a ... Read more Recommend
    Andrew Buglass, (November 2023)
  • Absolutely amazing 

    Honestly, amazing experience with our lawyer Sherena Lawrence. Very professional, knows her stuff, kept us updated instantly, kept us feeling prioritised. We had a positive outcome of our case and ... Read more Absolutely amazing
    Salah Salem, Review Solicitors (November 2023)
  • Fantastic, friendly service 

    Was in need of a criminal defence solicitor recently , I contacted Cartwright King via there website and received a call from James within hours , visited the office the ... Read more Fantastic, friendly service
    Carla Auty, (October 2023)
  • Great 

    If you are looking for a family child care firm then I would most definitely recommend Cartwright King. Fiona Bowen was great with communication both via emails and phone calls. ... Read more Great
    JS, (October 2023)
  • Professional but Human! 

    Leanne was a pleasure to deal with despite the nature of my case. Leanne and her team were amazing both in court and out of court. Communication between Leanne and ... Read more Professional but Human!
    Ben, Review Solicitors (October 2023)
  • Best choice 

    Having done my research and reading reviews I decided on Cartwright King. I am so glad I did. The best decision I made. Communication with James started straight away he ... Read more Best choice
    Client, Review Solicitors (September 2023)

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