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Weightmans LLP

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Paul Debney

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Weightmans LLP

Work Department

Dedicated disease unit.


A member of Weightmans' counter fraud group and head of the disease counter fraud team. His disease experience includes: dermatitis, occupational asthma, noise induced hearing loss, work related upper limb disorders including hand/arm vibration syndrome, bladder cancer and asbestos related illnesses. Also legionnaires claims and stress-related issues. Paul has been to the Court of Appeal several times, including Court of Appeal mediation. He has also been instructed personally by a major midlands motor manufacturer to deal with their EL claims and also by two national logistic companies for PL claims.


Trained Cartwright & Lewis; qualified 1991; partner Weightmans 2008. Paul joined Weightmans from law firm Challinors (prev Cartwright and Lewis) where he trained and became head of the personal injury department in 1999, working predominantly on industrial disease and Fatal Accident Act claims. Paul holds several positions including: honorary solicitor to the British Mountaineering Council and legal advisor to the Birmingham Shooting Centre.


King Edward VI Five Ways; UCE (1988 LLB Hons).


Horse riding, motorcycling.

East Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Weightmans LLP demonstrates particular strength in defending matters involving disease, large loss or motor claims, but also fields a strong practice in claims involving the police or local authorities in addition to a busy defendant clinical negligence caseload. Practice head Dave Cottam acted on behalf of a local authority in a claim brought for failure to remove a minor who had been severely injured by his mother’s partner as a baby, sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury and later developing cerebral palsy. Another highlight in Cottam’s recent workload was acting for AIG in a case involving a claimant who had sustained a severe brain injury when being knocked down by the driver of a rental vehicle, including the arrangement of an Immediate Needs Assessment, intensive rehabilitation and settlement negotiations involving a periodical payment order. Andrew Clarke acted for Nottinghamshire County Council in a claim brought under the Highways Act by a pedestrian who had slipped on ice, claiming the council should have gritted the footpath. Mike Simpson, Paul Debney, Clare Malpus, Deborah Edwards and consultant John Glendening are also recommended. The illustrious client list also features Zurich, the Motor Insurers’ Bureau and Sportscover Europe.

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