Richard Foyster

Richard is Head of Personal Injury at Ashtons Legal and specialises in high value workplace and employer’s liability claims and increasingly on mesothelioma cases. He also represents clients in road traffic accidents, product liability claims and public liability claims.

Richard has settled many cases with a value of more than £1m, his recent work includes:

  • Obtaining a settlement of over £4m for a young man who suffered brain injuries and a number of orthopaedic injuries in a road traffic accident.  The High Court Judge approving the settlement made it clear that he felt Richard had negotiated very effectively on behalf of his client.

Richard is recognised by the Association of Personal Injury Solicitors (APIL) as a Senior Litigator and is a member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Personal Injury Panel. He is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers UK for Claimant Personal Injury work. He is a Trustee of the Felixstowe Citizens Advice Bureau.

Richard is based at our Ipswich office.

"I felt personal sincerity from Richard throughout, he surpassed his job role and made me feel more of a friend than client. Thank you Ashtons Legal and Richard for all of your hard work." - Ashtons Legal client

The ‘extremely helpful' Richard Foyster is ‘willing to take on unusual and risky cases'.  - Legal 500

"You have been a great help to us during the compensation process. We had little understanding of the way it all works and your help and guidance has been invaluable. We would like to thank you for all you have done." - Ashtons Legal client

Richard Foyster focuses on employers' and workplace liability cases. He is experienced in mesothelioma claims.- Chambers & Partners

“Our thanks to Richard Foyster for his caring and professional service to us both at such a traumatic time.” - Ashtons Legal Client “Richard Foyster undertook methodical case preparation, with absolute attention to detail. He has a very friendly, considerate and compassionate style – an absolute gentleman.” - Ashtons Legal Client

"I would recommend Richard and Tony to anyone who have had the awful experience I have had. They were professional, sympathetic, thorough but friendly and caring. Out of all this, getting to know these two was a positive and rewarding experience." - Ashtons Legal client

Richard Foyster's practice focuses on mesothelioma and employers' liability cases, and he has significant experience with catastrophic injury claims. He is described as "excellent – always available." - Chambers & Partners

Richard Foyster is an ‘extremely good negotiator’ - Legal 500

Department head Richard Foyster offers notable expertise in employers' liability claims, including industrial disease cases, as well as acting on claims arising from RTAs. Interviewees praise his ability to "make something very complicated appear very simple." - Chambers & Partners, 2017

"‘Extremely good negotiator’ Richard Foyster leads the team and is ‘willing to take on and win difficult cases’." - Legal 500

Richard Foyster is renowned as "a very capable and careful lawyer" - Chambers & Partners, 2018

Richard Foyster

Head of Personal Injury

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