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Paul Rumley

Lead Partner, Business Development

Paul is a highly experienced and well recognised clinical negligence Practitioner. His attention to detail is exceptional, and he pursues cases with great tenacity. Paul is a nationally recognised expert in clinical negligence law. Paul has a widespread experience of all aspects of clinical negligence law, as well as of all aspects of funding claims.

"From the outset of my son’s clinical negligence claim, the team at Withy King, most notably Paul Rumley, Joachim Stanley and Jonathan Ram, has worked hard, with a high level of professionalism and dedication to bring about a successful conclusion to the case, with an admission of full liability from the Defendant. Throughout, Paul has been tenacious in his approach, shown great attention to detail and has kept me fully informed of events. He has also remained compassionate and understanding which I have valued and which has been reassuring at times when, for me, proceedings have been emotional. I would to like express my gratitude to Paul, his efforts have ensured my son's future will now be secure."


Paul Rumley qualified as a solicitor in 1998, and has specialised solely in clinical negligence law since that time.

Paul is named as a “Leader in his Field” in Chambers UK, stating: “Clients say he “is determined and hard-working, and won’t stop until he gets to the bottom of a matter.”   He is also ranked by Legal 500, describing: “a meticulous and tenacious lawyer’ with particular experience in cardiology and cancer cases and fatal claims“.

“Market observers consider Paul Rumley ‘a very approachable lawyer with vast experience on high-value and complex cases.’ He handles a range of matters including birth injury claims, fatal accidents and delay in diagnosis of cancer claims.” (source: Chambers & Partners UK 2016).

Paul is the winner of the “Outstanding Achievement” Award in the Bristol Law Society’s Annual Awards 2011 for his campaign work opposing the impending legal aid cuts, particularly in relation to severely disabled children.

Memberships / Accredited

  • Legal Services Commission’s Funding Review Committee
  • APIL – Senior Litigator status
  • Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.


Paul has appeared on an ITV West documentary commenting upon medical law and has had articles published in:

  • New Law Journal
  • AvMA’s Clinical Risk Journal


Paul studied Law at Durham University

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