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Paul Leighton

Paul Leighton

Partner, Head of Property Claims Solutions


Paul qualified as a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Chartered Builder in the legal division of a major construction consultancy before being called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1997. After re-qualifying as a Solicitor, he went on to obtain a postgraduate diploma in insurance law and arbitration law at the University of London.

He now specialises in construction/property damage claims and recoveries for insurers and major corporations. He also has a special interest in legal costs negotiation.

Paul manages volume recoveries and the legal costs team, acting for insurers and major corporations, with expert teams in:

  • Property recovery
  • Motor recovery
  • Credit hire recovery
  • Fraud recovery
  • Legal costs


"Paul Leighton manages the insurance property risk team in Birmingham." Legal 500 UK, 2010 Edition, Construction, Midlands.