About Us

Aston Knight Solicitors was established in 2011 and are based in Bury, Lancashire.

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 (Solicitor, Managing Director)

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 practice before leaving to start his own specialist practice.

Practise areas: Complex and High Value Litigation, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation


James Winterbottom (Solicitor)

James grew up in nearby 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.

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.

Practise areas: Clinical Negligence, High Value Personal Injury, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation, Industrial Disease

James’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-winterbottom-41262b137/


Emma Pearce (Solicitor)

Emma grew up in Manchester before graduating from the University of Sheffield. She then went on to study at the College of Law, Birmingham, graduating with distinction.

Emma has worked in some of the largest law firms in the country and boasts a wealth of experience.  She specialises in injuries at work, fatal and serious personal injury claims, road traffic collision claims and aviation and industrial disease claims, including asbestos-related diseases.  She has extensive experience in cases against the Ministry of Defence and has represented families at inquests.

Practice areas: Clinical Negligence, High Value Personal Injury, Commercial Dispute Resolution, Civil Litigation, Military Claims, Industrial Disease, Family Law

Emma’s LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emma-pearce-2469b274/

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