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Ashtons Legal

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Personal Injury: Claimant


Partner and Head of Personal Injury


Richard qualified in 1996 and has worked at Ashtons Legal for his entire career, starting as a trainee solicitor in 1994 (called Graham & Oldham at the time). Richard was made Partner in 2000.

Richard is Head of Personal Injury at Ashtons Legal and specialises in high value workplace and employer’s liability claims and increasingly on mesothelioma cases. He also represents clients in road traffic accidents, product liability claims and public liability claims.




Richard is a Senior Litigator with APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers), and a Panel Member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Personal Injury Panel (formerly the Law Society Personal Injury Panel).


Richard went to Birmingham University and Limoges University (France) to study Law and French. He obtained a Law/French LLB degree in 1993 with a 2:2 degree. He the went to Chester Law School where he passed his Legal Practice Course in 1994.

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East Anglia > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

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Richard FoysterAshtons Legal

Ashtons Legal has a truly regional practice with experienced practitioners in many of its offices. Head of personal injury Richard Foyster leads the practice from the Ipswich office, where senior associate and APIL Senior Litigator Tom Ranson has more than 20 years’ experience. In the Thetford office, key partner Hannah Clarke, senior associate Siobhan Thacker and highly regarded associate Mick Upton, who joined from Slater and Gordon, are the key contacts. Partner Michael Wangermann in Bury St Edmunds also plays a pivotal role in the practice. The firm is known for the quality of its client care, delivered partly through dedicated client liaison managers, and its stellar track record in complex cases involving, inter alia, serious brain injury, particularly in children, spinal injury, amputation and industrial disease.