Paul Rumley RWK Goodman

Paul Rumley


Birth Injury | Brain Injury | Compensation Protection | Injury | Medical negligence | Spinal Injury

About Paul

Paul specialises in complex and high value clinical negligence claims on behalf of injured patients. He is well known, nationally, for his empathy for his clients combined with a keen eye for detail. He is recognised as a "Leader in his field" by Chambers UK, is a member of the Law Society’s national Clinical Negligence Panel and praised by Legal 500 UK.

Paul is described in the Legal 500 as “quite simply the best clinical negligence practitioner in the business. He has an intellectually formidable brain. His determination to get to the right result is irresistible. Not surprisingly, his clients love him” . According to Chambers & Partners interviewees, Paul also has “tenacious attention to detail, his relationship with clients is great and he is respected by the other side. I was enormously impressed, there is nothing he doesn’t know“,  “He is absolutely stupendous and at the top of his game.”, and “His attention to detail is legendary. He’s an extremely impressive advocate for his clients”.

Paul’s experience informed his extensive contribution to legal aid reforms. Working with both houses of Parliament, Paul received nationwide recognition for his efforts and success in retaining legal aid for severely disabled children injured at birth. As immediate-past Chairman of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) he is regularly approached for comment on local and national radio, television, and national newspapers, and has written several specialist articles on the subject of legal aid reform.

Paul specialises in:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Complex brain injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Deputyship


Paul is national immediate-past Chairman of the Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL) which represents the majority of specialist Claimant clinical negligence firms in England and Wales.

Paul successfully concluded a negligence claim involving delay in diagnosis and treatment of a rare genetic metabolic condition – cobalamin C deficiency – in the even rarer circumstance of late onset of the condition. It was a uniquely complex claim.

Learn more about Paul's areas of expertise

Doctor indicates brain injury on brain scans
Brain injury claims
The emotional turmoil and distress following a brain injury to a loved one is felt by not only the injured person but also wider family and friends. So if you’re considering a brain injury compensation claim, you’ll want to make sure you have all the necessary support and advice from an expert team of solicitors who understand what you might be going through.
Cancer claims
If you or a loved one suffers from cancer, early diagnosis is vital if you’re to have the best chance of survival. So when initial signs are missed due to someone’s negligence you may be denied the best chance of returning to health. If that’s the case, we can help you make a cancer misdiagnosis compensation claim.
patient complains to doctor about cauda equina pain whilst he points to area on spinal column model
Cauda equina syndrome claims
Cauda equina syndrome is devastating, especially if caused by a delay in diagnosis or a surgical error. If you have developed cauda equina syndrome as a result of a delay or through substandard care, you may have a claim for medical negligence.
Cerebral palsy claims
Our specialist cerebral palsy solicitors are here to help you get the compensation you deserve when your child has cerebral palsy as a result of a birth injury.
Compensation Protection
When someone close to you suffers a life-changing injury as a result of negligence, and receives a large compensation award, we can help administer the funds to meet their complex needs.
Erb’s palsy claims
Our specialist Erb's palsy solicitors are here to help you get the compensation you deserve when your child has been injured due to negligence at birth.
Woman who has experienced spinal cord injury sits outside in wheelchair with laptop
Spinal injury claims
However you came by your spinal injury, our specialist injury solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve. As dedicated spinal cord injury claims solicitors, we can advise you on securing compensation which will help with your immediate and long term needs.

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