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

Defendant law firm Plexus Law represents insurance companies, corporates and public sector bodies in a variety of claims. The practice is led by Anthony Baker, Jarrod Parker, Alison Beesley and Andrew Steel, who are specialists in casualty work, aviation, occupational disease and public sector work, respectively. For motor claims, Sally Richmond is recommended, while Chris Foulkes represents clients in regulatory investigations undertaken by the police, the Environment Agency and other regulatory bodies.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Employment > Health and safety

Anthony Baker leads the Plexus Law team that offers a ‘personal touch to sound legal advice.’ Clients praise the group for its ‘strength in depth across the range of work’ which includes defending civil claims, corporate manslaughter prosecutions, inquests and Traffic Commissioner inquiries, amongst others. Richard Salvini, Chris Foulkes and Ciaran Garnett are also recommended for their expertise in major loss regulatory and casualty claims.