Mike Sutton

Mike Sutton

Head of Department, Senior Associate
Accident & Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence

Tel: 0121 698 2200
Office: Birmingham

About Mike Sutton

Mike is head of the personal injury department and a Senior Associate.

Mike assists people injured in accidents and gives clear and straight forward advice. He handles all manner of personal injury claim, advising people who have been injured as a result of a road traffic accident, an accident at work, in a street or public place or who have suffered injury as a result of medical negligence. Although Mike will advise in respect of all types of injury, whether minor or severe, he does specialise is advising in cases involving more serious injury and fatality. Mike uses his experience of the court process and understanding of insurer's approach to obtain the best and most realistic outcome for his clients.

Recent Cases

Mike has been involved in a number of cases where the claim value was in excess of £1M. These include a claim for a man who suffered life changing injury after a fall from a ladder, which resulted in the man being unable to work again and was left requiring life-long care. He also represented a lady who suffered a significant brain injury as a result of being knocked down by a motor car that mounted the pavement.  He has also represented clients who have suffered leg amputations and helped them to be provided with state-of-the-art prosthetics.

What our clients say

"...Mike showed a great deal of empathy following my accident, and I felt from the outset that he would do his absolute best for me. Mike gave clear explanations of what was happening at every stage of the process, and the reasons why. His advice was always clear and considered, so that I understood everything. I felt that his advice was individually tailored to what he thought was best for me, with all options thoroughly explained. Thank you Mike." Christine



"Have complete satisfaction with all aspects of my case from start to conclusion. Cannot recommend highly enough!" Miss W

"Mike Sutton was very helpful throughout my case. He answered any questions we had quickly & efficiently and was very informative, making the whole process a lot easier and less stressful." Miss Chloe Ross

"We were very happy with the case and attention given by Mike Sutton and the Barrister Jonathan Bertram. Would like to say a big thank you for obtaining a good settlement."
Mrs Barbara Helen Colvin 
"On the whole I found Sydney Mitchell exceptional. Especially Mike Sutton…"
Mr Kevin Lambeth

"I cannot overly stress how highly I rate the service I received from (Mike Sutton) Sydney Mitchell. 
Professional, kept informed of any and all steps/processes along the way.  Extremely trustworthy, honest and upfront."

"My case took 3.5 years to come to an end but that was complications on my part and Mike Sutton was there with me and my family every step of the way and helped us through some tough times."

"I can’t thank Mike Sutton enough for what he has done for me and my family he is a true gent and a professional at his job."
Mr. Phillip Brown

"Throughout the whole process, Mike was professional, compassionate and informative.  He gave clear, honest explanations and nothing was too much trouble.  It was so comforting to know he was at the end of the phone to give advice.  He was approachable and easy to build a rapport with."
Mr John Byrne

"I was extremely impressed by the high level of service provided by Mike Sutton on behalf of Sydney Mitchell.  Mike was very empathetic and showed genuine concern with regard to my situation.  Mike managed to achieve a satisfactory outcome out of a very tragic event in our lives."

"I could not have been treated better. I was guided through all the way and had total confidence that I was getting the best advice at all times. I would like to say thank you to Mike Sutton for all his help." Mrs. A.A.

“Mike was brilliant from start to finish of my case, very easy to talk to and understand and guided me all the way through the case and I was pleased with the outcome. I would recommend Mike to anybody. He left no stone unturned… “

“Mike Sutton made regular contact it was consistent. Thanking him for bringing this matter to an end for S”

“I am very pleased with how my case got handled & resolved by Mike Sutton”

“For various reasons I did not pursue my claim for 6 months prior to limitation. Mike Sutton agreed to act and kept me fully informed throughout, obtaining extensions of limitation in order to prevent unnecessary costs. Once medical evidence was clarified the claim was settled expeditiously & an excellent settlement was achieved. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mike Sutton & your firm”
Mr John Hunt

“… Mike Sutton was absolutely superb, his information was clear and concise. I acted upon all his advice and I found that by doing so helped me cope with the stress and worry of the case and accident finally by following his advice the case was concluded in such a way that it exceeded all my expectations. Thank you.”
Mrs Teresa Henson

“I have been delighted with level of service and professionalism received from Mike Sutton and found Mike a pleasure to deal with throughout the claim and I would have no hesitation recommending Mike Sutton and Sydney Mitchell.”

“I have been very satisfied with every aspect of your companies involvement in my case. I would especially like to thank Mr Mike Sutton whose expert knowledge and experience led to a happy outcome.”
Mr Hindley

Types of Law used

Personal Injury Law

What the Directories say

2023-24 Legal 500

Rising Star Legal 500‘Mike Sutton – focussed, able, excellent relations with clients, able to win difficult cases’.
‘A very strong team with a good reputation locally in the field of clinical negligence’.
‘Mike Sutton is an excellent lawyer / Head of Department and ticks all boxes; very experienced, highly knowledgeable, exceptional with clients‘.

2022-2023 Legal 500

‘Sydney Mitchell is a friendly firm with committed lawyers who passionately support the local community based around its three offices in the West Midlands. The personal injury team comprises a small number of experienced, skilled practitioners who have an excellent reputation‘.
‘Sydney Mitchell is a small firm in the market, but manages to obtain and proficiently run a number of high value personal injury claims, including amputation claims. Although smaller in size than many of its rivals, this allows for good levels of client contact and support. Mike Sutton – a highly tenacious associate who always goes the extra mile for his clients’.
‘Mike Sutton heads the personal injury and clinical negligence team and is exceptionally skilled at handling serious and catastrophic injury claims. Mike’s talent is understanding his clients and tailoring the service that he provides. He speaks to clients on their own level and quickly gains their trust. Mike possesses over 30 years experience in personal injury and clinical negligence law and matches the finest in the industry for insight and expertise’.
‘The PI team at Sydney Mitchell is, in my experience as counsel, excellent. It is clear that an exceptional service is provided to the clients, the instructions are always clear and on point...‘
Mike Sutton, associate – vastly experienced litigator. Highly motivated. Client focussed and always realistic about outcomes and endpoints. Clients clearly love his style and candid approach. Significant experience in this field means his medical knowledge is impressive’.
Mike Sutton stood out in that he was inclusive in his approach to the case always taking extra time to speak to our family and explain in clear detail the pathways and options available. He set timescales and objectives and never once did he fail to achieve a positive outcome. At all times Mike was a very knowledgeable, calm, experienced professional who worked closely with us to achieve a very positive outcome’.

2021-22 Legal 500 - Sydney Mitchell has a small team of PI and clinical negligence professionals that is able to deal with every type of claim in this field, from the lowest financial value, to multimillion catastrophic claims. A long-established firm in Birmingham, much of the work comes from previous clients who have been impressed by the service that they have received’.  ‘Mike Sutton is a very tenacious and capable lawyer who is always prepared to get stuck into a fight in difficult cases’.

2019-2020 Legal 500 - Sydney Mitchell LLP advises local clients on matters involving very minor injuries (as a result of minor road traffic accidents) to accidents resulting in very serious injury. Practice head Mike Sutton is skilled at representing clients who have suffered injury as a result of accidents at work, on the road or any other public place.

2018-19 Legal 500 - Sydney Mitchell LLP is 'a small team that has built up considerable experience', whose 'approach to client care is second to none'. Mike Sutton  leads the team and is 'very well respected locally within the profession'. He specialises in handling road and work accidents, and recently represented a client who suffered from complex regional pain syndrome due to falling from a ladder.

2017 Legal 500 - Sydney Mitchell LLP acts for local clients on a wide range of personal injury work – much of which consists of multi-track claims – and ‘has a strong reputation in the West Midlands’. Team leader and ‘very tenacious lawyer’ Mike Sutton ‘does not shy away from difficult, complicated or messy cases’; he recently represented a man who suffered career-ending injuries following an accident at work, and acted on behalf of the family and financial dependents of a man killed by careless driving. Other key names include Stephen Jesson, who assisted an elderly client in her claim against a restaurant which allegedly failed to provide the duty owed by the manager to a disabled customer.

2014 Legal 500 - Mike is referred to within the Personal Injury section as 'very professional and personable'.

Career History

  • 2023 - Senior Associate, Sydney Mitchell LLP
  • 2011 - joined Sydney Mitchell
  • 2006 - 2011 MTA Solicitors, Kent
  • 2004 - 2006 Colman Coyle, London
  • 2003 - 2004 Sydney Mitchell
  • 1997 - 2003 Eversheds, Birmingham
  • 1986 - 1997 Clyde & Co, London


Higham Park Senior School, London E4

Interests and Hobbies

Football, Walking, Reading.

* Non-solicitor

UK Top Tier Firm 2022 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2021 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
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