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Plexus Law

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Fax 0844 245 4101
716926 LEEDS 39
Chelmsford, Edinburgh, Evesham, Leeds, London, Manchester

Yorkshire and the Humber

Transport - ranked: tier 1

Plexus Law

The aviation team at Plexus Law is known predominantly for handling personal injury claims, fatalities, damage to aircraft, property damage and contractual disputes. It has a strong reputation acting for insurers, and also counts airport operators, ground handlers, light aircraft owners, airlines, concessions and fuel suppliers among its clients. Jarrod Parker has a breadth of experience in aviation and aerospace sector claims and heads up the practice, which includes associate Jennifer Chan, who is an airport operators liability claims expert, and solicitor Jennifer Howden, who assists with a range of general aviation losses.

Practice head(s):Jarrod Parker

Other key lawyers:Jennifer Chan; Jennifer Howden


'The aviation team at Plexus Law has a great understanding of the nuances of operating airports'.

'Plexus Law's aviation team is always happy to help and has a great deal of experience in the industry sector, which it is able to use in dealing with any new claims'.

'Jarrod Parker and his team are very supportive in representing the interests of businesses and their insurers'.

Key Clients

Global Aerospace




La Réunion Aérienne

Starr Underwriting Agents Limited



Castel UAL

Tokio Marine Kiln

Work highlights

  • Advised Biggin Hill Airport on damage caused following an incident in which an aircraft self-manoeuvred from a parked position onto the taxiway prior to takeoff.
  • Instructed on behalf of the insured by AIG as underwriter in a claim brought by passengers relating to a loss of cabin pressure mid-flight, which resulted in an emergency situation and a rapid mid-air descent.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Human resources

Health and safety
Health and safety - ranked: tier 3

Plexus Law

Plexus Law is frequently instructed by insurers on a range of health and safety investigations and prosecutions. The group also counts large corporates, public bodies and directors, managers and employees who are subject to enforcement from regulatory authorities as clients. Anthony Baker assists with a range of regulatory issues, and heads up the practice, which includes regulatory and insurance litigator Chris Foulkes, Richard Salvin, who frequently advises on a range of civil and regulatory matters, and Jonathan Tetley, who has particular experience in employers’ and public liability.

Practice head(s):Anthony Baker

Other key lawyers:Chris Foulkes; Richard Salvin; Jonathan Tetley


'Plexus Law is one of the market leaders in providing legal services to the insurance sector. The team is managed extremely well, provides a very efficient service and never loses sight of the lay client and its interests.'

'Plexus Law's key strengths are based on decades of experience within the team, and knowing how to respond to clients as well as enforcement agencies.'

'Plexus Law's health and safety team can be trusted, and has vast exposure to a wide variety of organisations and institutions.'

'The health and safety team at Plexus Law is capable of dealing with matters in the round, keeping costs, time and effort selflessly down to a minimum for the benefit of the client.'

'Plexus Law stays up to date and leave no stone left unturned.'

'The individuals at Plexus Law demonstrate high levels of empathy with the clients and are capable of understanding the wider commercial impact of regulatory prosecutions. To this end, it is able to strategically navigate its advice to achieve the best outcome for the client.'

'The team at Plexus Law is always extremely well prepared, and knows the detail and wider issues when providing advice in all aspects of the work undertaken.'

'Chris Foulkes, Anthony Baker and Richard Salvin all know the challenges, adapt to changes quickly and always gain the confidence of their clients in an instant.'

'Associate Ciaran Garnett is conscientious, has good judgement, drafts well and is capable of handling the most complex cases.'

Key Clients






Swiss Re


WR Berkley


Whirlpool UK Appliances Ltd

XL Catlin

WR Berkley Offshore

Work highlights

  • Instructed by QBE Insurance (Europe) in a HSE investigation into a policyholder after they received 11 reports concerning hand-arm vibration syndrome suffered by the insured’s employees working in property maintenance.
  • Defended a leading white goods manufacturer in a claim to recover damages for psychiatric injury as property owners rather than primary or secondary victims.
  • Instructed by an insurer to act for its leisure sector client following the failure of a children’s theme park ride.
  • Advised an insured care home on a HSE investigation and prosecution.
  • Acted for an insured steel distributor in a police and HSE investigation and inquest  after one of its drivers suffered fatal crush injuries.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 1

Plexus Law

Plexus Law’s Leeds office is its largest in the UK, and it deals with the majority of the personal injury claims that the firm takes on nationally. Its wide client base includes a number of major insurers and corporates, as well as public sector clients and government departments, most of which are assigned a dedicated team on the basis of its experience and suitability. Anthony Baker  is head of the team and specialises in work-related stress claims.

Practice head(s):Anthony Baker

Other key lawyers:Chris Foulkes; Sally Richmond; Gary Petterson


'A no nonsense, practical approach - advice is clear and confident. Case preparation is performed with skill and efficiency. Their litigation is conducted with insight and good judgement.'

'Anthony Baker and Jarrod Parker are sensible and effective litigators with a direct, no-nonsense manner.'

'Anthony Baker gives commercially excellent advice and considers all aspects of the matters before giving an opinion. He always strives to deliver the best result for clients.'

'Associate Tom Silson is a subject matter expert for local authority Highways Act claims.'

'Associate Tom Middlebrough understands our business - he is an excellent relationship builder.'

Key Clients



Tesco Stores Limited

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis






Whirlpool UK Appliance Ltd

UK Power Networks


Bolton County Council


Galliford Try

Dyer & Butler

XL Catlin

WR Berkley Offshore

Work highlights

  • Advised a construction company whose employee developed laryngeal dystonia following an electrical fire during a construction project.
  • Acted for a defendant in a case wich saw a £1m claim for functional neurological disorder settled for £15,000.
  • Defeated a £250,000 claim by successful strike out application.
  • Acted for a large white goods manufacturer in relation to a large claim following a fire at a public house in Wales.

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