Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and has specialised in disease and personal injury claims since then, joining Weightmans as a Partner in 2008.

His disease experience includes: asbestos related diseases, asthma, biological exposure cases including Legionnaires disease, chemical poisoning including neuropsychiatric injury, occupational cancers, cumulative back and other repetitive strain type injuries, noise induced hearing loss, vibration related injuries and work related upper limb disorders. Paul has particular expertise in relation to fraudulent claims, speaking regularly on that subject.

Paul has been to the Court of Appeal several times, including Court of Appeal mediation and is currently instructed in a Supreme Court Appeal.

He is client Partner for personal injury claims to a number of global manufacturing companies and a major UK and European logistics company.


Insights Discontinuance offers no escape for dishonest litigants

Zurich Insurance PLC v David Romaine | Court of Appeal – 17 May 2019

Insights Noise claim struck out as abuse of process where the claimant lied about alternative noise exposure

In this noise induced hearing loss claim, Weightmans was instructed by AIG as employer’s liability insurer to represent Blackheath Engineering.

Insights Dishonesty on facts relating to limitation is fundamental to a claim

A claim for noise induced hearing loss was found to be fundamentally dishonest in respect of a claimant’s pleaded dates of knowledge.

Insights Developments in VWF, HAVS and CTS claims?

Claims for VWF/HAVS have risen in recent years. Claims management companies appear to have targeted this type of claim as a source of income.

Insights Pension loss calculations in disease claims

In May 2007 the 6th edition of The Ogden Tables was published which fundamentally altered the methodology for the calculation of future loss of…

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Paul Debney is renowned for his expertise in industrial disease and workplace claims. Legal 500 2017

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Paul Debney is renowned for his expertise in industrial disease and workplace claims.

Legal 500 2017

"Paul Debney is 'always willing to take on challenging cases'."

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