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Injury lawyer details for Paul Paxton

Injury lawyer - Injury lawyer details for Paul Paxton

Tel: 020 7822 8000

Accident at work
Back injury
Brain injury
Criminal injuries
Fatal accident
Head injury
Road accident
Trip or slip

Injury lawyer - fellow

About Paul Paxton


Specialising in complex and catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury claims.

  • Paul has been involved in numerous high profile cases:
  • Record court approved spinal injuries settlements (Callum Cross £8.1 million, Agnes Collier £15 million, Isobel Sale £12.5 million).
  • Record criminal injuries award 2002 (Dadi £4.75 million).
  • Acted for victims of nurse murderer, Beverley Allitt.
  • Obtained first reported lung cancer provisional damages award (Riley v BREL).

Described in the Legal 500 2014 as "a great lawyer and tactician." Chambers 2015 descibes him as "very professional" and "well respected by both his peers and other insurance companies." Chambers 2014 praised Paul's approach to litigation: "he doesn't do litigation by numbers or start a war for the sake of it - he's prepared to take a modern, collaborative approach."


Evill & Coleman specialising in trade union employers' liability claims, 1982-87; Rowley Ashworth trade union employment law/commercial litigation and personal injury 1987-94; head of personal injury department Firmwide Business Unit, Shoosmith & Harrison, Reading 1994-97; signed the country's first Conditional Fee Agreement, 1995; former chair Berkshire Medical Legal Society; erstwhile legal adviser to Education Council.


  • Seeing the benefit (APIL, PI Focus) March 2015
  • Grave Concern (APIL, PI Focus) June 2014
  • Respecting Beliefs (APIL, PI Focus) March 2014
  • "Lights, camera, action" - the curse of video surveillance (APIL, PI Focus) March 2011
  • Pick and choose (Solicitors Journal) June 2009


Middle Temple Law Society;
Fellow of APIL.


CEDR accredited mediator.


Born 9 October 1959. Educated at Wimbledon College and Loughborough University. Resides in Surrey. Interests - sculpture, running, magic.

APIL membership: Practitioner member  - What does this mean?

APIL accreditation: Fellow

Other memberships: Headway - The brain injury association, Spinal Injuries Association (SIA)

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Paul Paxton
5 New Street Square
Greater London
Tel: 020 7822 8000
Injury lawyers - accredited practice