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Aston Knight Solicitors was established in 2011.

Our aim was not to become the largest firm, or to have the most offices, or to provide the most services.

Our aim was to remain specialists in the areas we work and provide a level of service that will result in growth through recommendations.

We have achieved this by employing the finest solicitors, experts within their areas of law, with an enviable reputation for their technical knowledge and lateral thinking resulting in exceptional results for our clients.

We have created a firm committed to our client’s needs, placing the best result for our clients at the centre of everything we do, ensuring you get the result you deserve.

We also expect to be judged on more than just results. We expect to be judged on our customer service and our relationships with our clients.

We obtain regular feedback during and at the conclusion of our case and are proud to see a 100% recommendation rate.


Our Team

  • Ayoub Khan

    Managing Director and Solicitor | LLB (Hons), PGdip

    Ayoub grew up in Bury before graduating from the University of Lancaster. After then completing his Post Graduate Diploma in Law at the College of Law, Chester, he joined a prestigious London magic-circle firm where he worked on a multi-million pound product liability claim, being the highest value claim of its type in the world. He then returned to the North West where he joined a leading firm before leaving to start his own specialist practice.

    Whilst Ayoub rarely conducts cases personally these days (the rigours of practice management eating up the majority of time), he continues to oversee and support solicitors, particularly in higher value and more complex cases.

    In an era in which many litigation firms have been forced to close, or have succumbed to a low-quality-high-output approach, Ayoub has bucked the trend by building a thriving specialist practice, regarded as one of the strongest firms in the North West and regularly instructed in very high value matters.

    Ayoub is renowned for his high (and often exacting!) standards for the quality of work produced by the Firm and his solicitors, whilst promoting a friendly and supportive work culture.

    Ayoub hopes to continue to build upon the Firm’s successes and to further cement its status as a quality-focussed and respected practice in the years to come.

    • Complex and High Value Litigation
    • Commercial Dispute Resolution
    • Civil Litigation
  • James Winterbottom

    Partner and Solicitor | LLB (Hons), PGdip

    James grew up in Rossendale, attending Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School. He graduated from university with First Class Honours in law and was awarded the Langleys Prize for Distinguished Performance in Final Level Law for placing top in his year group.

    James then went on to study at the College of Law, York, graduating with Distinction. After a number of years with a leading Manchester practice James joined Aston Knight Solicitors in 2014 and became a Director in 2020.

    James has secured a number of six figure settlements in the course of his career and has succeeded with a number of difficult, disputed cases failed or turned down by other firms.

    James prides himself on his client care standards and enjoys fighting hard for his clients.

    • Clinical Negligence
    • High Value Personal Injury
    • Commercial Dispute Resolution
    • Civil Litigation
  • Emma Pearce

    Solicitor | BA (Hons) Law & Criminology, PGdip

    Emma grew up in Manchester, attending North Manchester High School for Girls and Oldham Sixth Form College. She graduated from the University of Sheffield before going on to study at the College of Law, Birmingham, graduating with distinction. Emma went on to work in some of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country gaining a wealth of experience. Emma joined the firm in 2018.

    Throughout her career Emma has acted for clients who have sustained serious or catastrophic injury and has worked with families following a fatal accident.

    Emma prides herself on actively listening to her clients and applies immense dedication and commitment to hard work to secure outstanding results. Her determined attitude goes a long way in establishing great relationships with clients and colleagues alike.

    Practise areas: Clinical Negligence, High Value Personal Injury, Industrial Disease, Military Claims.


 

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