Paul Paxton

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Practice Areas

Paul specialises in complex and catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury claims and has been involved in numerous high-profile cases including Alton Towers, Agnes Collier, Callum Cross and Isobel Sale. Paul’s experience includes:

- A number of record court approved spinal injuries settlements (Callum Cross £8.1 million, Agnes Collier £15 million, Isobel Sale £12.5 million)

- Acting on the Alton Towers amputee cases

- Acting in a record criminal injuries award in 2002 (Dadi £4.75 million)

- Acting for victims of the murderer Beverley Allitt


Paul began his legal career at Evill & Coleman, specialising in trade union employers’ liability claims. He then practised trade union employment law, commercial litigation and personal injury litigation at Rowley Ashworth before becoming head of the personal injury department at Shoosmiths. He joined Stewarts in December 1997.

Professional Memberships

Middle Temple Law Society; Fellow of APIL; CEDR accredited mediator


Most recent articles written by Paul include:

- Banged Up (published by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and PI Focus in July 2017)

- All the Fun of the Fair? (published by APIL and PI Focus in March 2017)

- Suicide – the ultimate ethical dilemma? (published by MASCIP in November 2016)