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Matthew Turner

Call 2018

Personal Injury

Matthew has a busy personal injury practice, acting for both claimants and defendants. He accepts instructions on a CFA basis.

He regularly appears in trials and interim hearings in cases involving road traffic accidents (including motorbikes and buses), Highways Act claims, employers’ liability claims, and public liability claims.

Matthew also has a busy paper practice and regularly advises on prospects of success and quantum. He has extensive experience drafting pleadings, schedules of loss and counter-schedules (including in fatal claims).

He is developing experience of claims involving fraud and fundamental dishonesty.

Selected Cases

Employer’s Liability:

  • Representing an employee of a well-known supermarket chain following a warehouse accident involving a defective pump-powered truck (PPT);
  • Representing a Nurse who contracted tuberculosis at work due to inadequate PPE;
  • Representing a Theatre Support Worker who dislocated her knee pushing a maternity bed and drip stand whilst transferring a patient;
  • Representing an NHS Trust in a claim by an employee who was injured while pushing a records trolley which ran out of battery;
  • Representing an animal sanctuary employee who was kicked and crushed by a horse;
  • Representing a kennels assistant who was attacked by a dangerous dog during a police assessment;
  • Representing a well-known poultry company in a claim by a lorry driver who was injured when a lorry of live turkeys overturned;
  • Representing a manufacturer in a claim by an employee who burned his hand whilst using an injection moulding machine;
  • Representing a manufacturer in a claim by an employee who slipped on water spilled from pipes attached to an injection moulding machine;
  • Representing a billboard company in a claim by an employee who injured his finger while trying to close a billboard;
  • Representing NHS Trusts in multiple claims brought by nurses who were attacked by patients;

Public Liability:

  • Representing a young girl who was injured at school when she was hit in the face by a football after the morning break;
  • Representing a school in a claim by a pupil who was injured falling over a hurdle during a PE lesson;
  • Representing a work experience student who was injured when he was left unsupervised on a large rubble heap at a plant hire site;
  • Representing a lady who was injured during an exercise class at a gym when she slipped on hair and dust on the floor;
  • Representing a man who lost consciousness and went underwater while swimming in a pool at a campsite;
  • Representing a lady who was injured when a broken rubbish chute lid fell on her foot in a council building block;
  • Representing an airport worker who was injured when a lifejacket and oxygen tank was thrown at him by an offshore oil worker;
  • Representing a port security worker who was injured when she slipped on ice on a ship berth which had not been properly gritted;
  • Representing a private hospital in a claim by a patient who fell whilst attempting to mobilise after using the toilet;
  • Representing a care home in a claim brought by a former patient with vascular dementia;
  • Representing a local council in a claim by a tenant who allegedly fell on a broken paving slab;
  • Representing a haulage company in a claim by a purchaser who was injured when a pallet of firewood fell on top of him;
  • Representing a well-known high-street store in a claim by a shopper was injured when a large frying pan fell on her foot;
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  • Maxwell Law Prize (2014) – top graduating law student
  • JD & Elizabeth Marsden Prize (2014) – outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement
  • Clyde & Co Prize in EU/EC Trade Law (2012) – best performing student in EU law




  • Bar Transfer Test, BPP Law School (2018)
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School (2015), Distinction
  • LLB (Hons) Law with American Law, University of Nottingham (2010 – 2014), First Class with Distinction in American Law (top graduating student)


  • PIBA
  • BHRC

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