Former APIL President joins Exchange Chambers

November 12, 2018

Former President of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) returns to his Liverpool roots and joins Exchange Chambers as a member – more than 20 years after undertaking work experience at the Set.

Matthew Stockwell, who was called to the Bar in 1998, specialises in serious injury and public law work.  He joins Exchange Chambers from Outer Temple Chambers in London having previously completed pupillage in Liverpool and practiced successfully for many years as a tenant of local chambers.

Matthew has a high value, serious injury practice, dealing with both trauma and clinical negligence, and served as President of APIL in 2013.  In recognition of his “outstanding contribution” to the work of the organisation, he was made an Honorary Life Member in 2015.

Matthew has a particular knowledge and experience of brain injury litigation, organising specialist training events on a regular basis.  He is also co-author of the APIL Guide to Accidents at Work. He is completely committed to rehabilitation and collaborative working as means to improve outcomes for injured people and their families.

In the field of public law, Matthew has a longstanding interest in mental capacity law, education and health and social care provision and regularly appears in the Court of Protection, Family Division and Administrative Court.

Commenting on his decision to join Exchange Chambers, Matthew, who regularly appears as a recommended practitioner in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK, said:

“Exchange Chambers is a Northern heavyweight with a national reputation for excellence.

“Their barristers are regularly at the forefront of the most important and complex cases while Exchange also has an outstanding reputation for client service.

“I am absolutely to committed to the highest standards and believe my practice can go from strength to strength at such a progressive, service-driven Chambers.”

Added Matthew:

“My first ever experience of the law was during work experience at Exchange Chambers in 1995.  I’ve followed their progress ever since so I am delighted to become a member.”

Said Tom Handley, Chief Executive at Exchange Chambers:

“Matthew is an outstanding barrister who is well known throughout the personal injury sector for his role with APIL and for the work he has undertaken on behalf of seriously injured clients.

“He is recognised for his know-how and experience, combined with a strong work ethic and empathy.”

Concluded Tom:

“We are looking forward to working with Matthew to strengthen his reputation as a leader in his field. It’s good to welcome him back home.”