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Rachel Matthews

Serious Injury Associate

I started at Minster Law in 2011 very shortly after completing my Legal Practice Course. I initially worked as a legal assistant, later moving to fee earner roles. I completed my CILEX portfolio and qualified as a Fellow in October 2015. I then completed my Professional Skills Course and qualified as a solicitor in July 2017. I have worked in the serious injury department since October 2017, initially as a grade C solicitor, then moving onto an assistant solicitor role in October 2018 before my recent promotion to senior solicitor in September 2020. I have experience in personal injury with a specialist interest in orthopaedic lower limb injuries and motorbike claims.

What are you most passionate about in your job?

I enjoy seeing a claim to the end and achieving the right outcome for my clients, every claim is different and every client is an individual and what it means to them is always different. I enjoy getting to know my clients and becoming part of their lives, although I am pleased when a case settles,, it is also sad to not be involved anymore.

What are your personal interests outside of work?

I myself was involved in a serious road traffic accident in 2021, sustaining significant lower limb injuries. Following my accident, I received help from Day One Trauma support and I now volunteer as a peer support worker for them as part of my Minster Law “giving back” days and in my own time. I’m thankful that I can turn my lived experience into something purposeful and help others going through something similar. I spend much of my spare time with my daughter and husband, I also enjoy spending time with my brother who has learning difficulties, he plays a major part in my life. I don’t have many hobbies but enjoy watching football when I can. I am a Hull City supporter.

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