Chris Foulkes > Plexus Law > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Plexus Law
JOSEPH'S WELL
HANOVER WALK
LEEDS
LS3 1AB
England

Work Department

Casualty, Product Liability and Regulatory.

Position

Partner

Career

Chris is a Partner in the Casualty Team in the Leeds office. He qualified as a Solicitor in 1991 and has over 30 years’ experience of insurance litigation, product liability and regulatory work.   Throughout this time he has acted on behalf insurers, brokers and major corporate clients.

Chris has a wide experience of representing corporate and individual clients in relation to regulatory investigations undertaken by the Police, Environmental Health Office, Environment Agency, Office of Rail Regulation and Trading Standards. He regularly advises in relation to interviews under caution and deals with a range of sentencing hearings and trials in the Magistrates and Crown Courts.

Chris also deals with a significant number of product liability cases across a broad spectrum of issues, particularly involving white goods, which often span civil and regulatory matters.

Chris regularly receives instructions in relation to high value personal injury and miscellaneous defendant insurance claims. Often these require advice in respect of both regulatory and civil issues and dealing with strategy accordingly. When a fatality is involved Chris provides advice and attendance at inquests and in relation to Regulation 28 reports.

Chris regularly provides seminars and training to clients on a range of  topics and has written various legal articles. He is very conscious of the importance of risk management and providing strategic advice rather than dealing with matters on a transactional basis.

Education

Leicester University (1983 Law degree LLB (Hons)); Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute (ACII) and Chartered Insurance Practitioner (CIP) (1989).

Leisure

Chris enjoys walking and reading and dragging his two teenage sons to watch their beloved Burnley FC on a weekly basis.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence; defendant

The casualty team at Plexus Law is led by Anthony Baker, Jarrod ParkerPhilippa Bell and Andrew Steel. Specialists in major loss, aviation, occupational disease and the public sector, they sit at the helm of a practice that acts for a range of major insurers and are praised for ‘fostering a “no surprises” culture.’ In addition, the offering is notable for handling matters for all the major police forces, a substantive number of local authorities and the Ministry of Defence. Motor injury expert Sally Richmond and seasoned regulatory investigations practitioner Chris Foulkes are other key contacts. Steel succeeded Simon Hills as head of public sector services; Hills has now taken up a consultancy role at the firm.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Employment > Health and safety

At Plexus Law, practice head and ‘star performerAnthony Baker remains the key name in the group and handles health and safety instructions from insurers and large corporates including workplace investigations and fatal accident issues. The team is experienced in the full range of regularly work and fields litigator Chris Foulkes, Richard Salvini, who has a wide defendant insurance practice, and Ciaran Garnet, who handles casualty claims. Jonathan Tetley is the key name for high-value litigation and public liability cases.