Paul Ashurst

Senior Associate

Personal Injury


Paul deals with civil litigation representing individuals whose claims involve complex liability issues as well as leading a team of lawyers within our Serious Injuries Unit who deal with complex and high value personal injury litigation.
Paul Ashust

Paul has a special interest in accident related injuries that either directly or indirectly damage the central or peripheral nervous system that cause long term neurological disabilities.   This includes brain and spinal cord injuries, a wide variety of chronic pain conditions, related psychological conditions and orthopaedic injuries that result in the need for limb amputation.

During his career Paul has represented, individuals, membership organizations and Insurance companies in all aspects of both Claimant and defendant related Personal Injury related litigation. He has extensive knowledge and experience of pursuing dealing with claims in the areas of Road traffic, Employers, Public, Product and Occupiers Liability related actions covering all levels of value and complexity.

Paul undertook his training with trade union firm Rowley Ashworth before being admitted as a Solicitor in 1984.  In 1986 he moved Russell Jones and Walker to specialize in the field of Personal Injury where he was appointed a Partner 1990. In 2002 Paul moved to Cogent Solicitors (now Plexus) where as a lead solicitor and then Partner he worked with their Large Loss Unit of a major general insurer defending high value and complex claims.

Recent cases: include  two “six figure settlements” for clients who injuries resulted in them developing a Chronic Pain condition and  a settlement in excess of £650,000 for a client whose injury accelerated a pre-existing degenerative neurological condition.