Matthew Brunning

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Matthew undertakes all types of industrial disease work, and has experience of claims relating to hand/arm vibration/VWF, work-related upper limb disorders, noise-induced hearing loss, dermatitis, asthma, and asbestos-related conditions. He has been involved at all stages of such proceedings, from preaction conferences (including at clients’ homes where circumstances dictate) to limitation trials and trials of both liability and quantum. He is currently instructed on behalf of the claimants in the sofa dermatitis GLO.
In 2007 Matthew was appointed to the Attorney-General’s regional panel. He is a contributing editor to Butterworth’s Personal Injury Law Service.
Notable Cases
Matthew is instructed by the lead Claimants in the ongoing Linkwise group action. More than 4,500 claimants have issued claims against a number of retailers alleging they suffered dermatological injuries from exposure to Chinese-manufactured leather furniture containing mould inhibitor DMF. The litigation has been named in The Lawyer’s Top 10 Cases for 2010 (across all categories).
“Matthew is great at putting clients at ease; he is sympathetic and empathetic. Matthew has good attention to detail.”
Chambers UK 2023
“Matthew is equally as good on papers as he is in court. He has a meticulous eye for detail, clever strategies, a sound grasp of commercial considerations, and a surgeon’s precision during cross-examination.”
Legal 500 2023
“He has a very softly spoken advocacy style which is really effective - judges listen to him and he makes good points.” “He is excellent - very thorough, detailed and able to look at the broader picture in terms of the commercial aspects of a case.”
Chambers UK 2022
“Matthew’s attention to detail is fantastic. He is able to identify subtle points that are easily overlooked and use those points to great effect. He is tactically astute and has fantastic commercial awareness which is vital to insurers.”
Legal 500 2022
“A very impressive advocate who really fights his corner.” “His strength is his ability to assimilate vast quantities of information and apply it to the case. He has an understated but highly effective style.” “He has a very good manner with clients.”
Chambers UK 2021
“Tenacious, tactically astute, and comfortable going up against silks.”
Legal 500 2021
“A bright guy, who is very careful in his preparation.”
Chambers UK 2020
“His ability to deal with complex issues of medical causation is second-to-none.”
Legal 500 2020
Attorney General’s Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown (2007) but did not re-apply in 2012
Personal Injuries Bar Association; PNBA.
BA - History, Worcester College, Oxford

Latest News & Publications

No5 Barristers’ Chambers, in partnership with Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Medical Accident Group, is launching a campaign to raise awareness and money for the charity Stroke Association....

Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2021
Mat Brunning and Lois Norris were joined by Daniel Herman to discuss and explore the main changes, and to look at how these may continue to shape the way we run our cases during, and after, lockdown....

Date: Thu, 21 May 2020