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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.


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

Legal 500 2015