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:
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
'Very smart and very capable' head of personal injury Richard Foyster has ‘an admirable grasp of the detail in a complicated task, and an empathy for his clients‘. - Legal 500
Richard Foyster is noted for being "very professional in his approach, highly empathetic to his clients' needs and circumstances and committed to achieving the best outcome." - Chambers & Partners, 2019
By Richard Foyster
Richard Foyster, a personal injury specialist at Ashtons Legal, has obtained £250,000 for a moped rider involved in a collision. Liability was admitted by the defendant but could not come up with an agreement to fund Mr L’s r...
By Richard Foyster
Ashtons Legal personal injury specialist Richard Foyster has obtained a settlement of £180,000 for a lady whose original solicitors were set to obtain only £15,000. Ms C was in her 30s when she suffered a fractured femur as t...
By Richard Foyster
Over 2,000 people in the UK currently die each year of mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer caused by asbestos dust. A few decades ago asbestos was everywhere. It was a commonly used building material from the 1950s until it w...