Simon Hills > Plexus Law > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Public sector.

Position

Consultant

Career

Simon is a Consultant in the Leeds office. He qualified as a solicitor in 1995 since when he has acted exclusively for local authorities, police forces, and more recently the MOD.

With over 25 years’ experience in the sector, he has worked with clients on the full range and variety of claims they experience and is able to provide strategic input.

Specific areas of interest include: civil actions against the police, abuse claims, high value or complex highways, EL, occupier’s liability, social care and failure to educate claims.  He deals with judicial reviews and inquests, conducting his own advocacy in the Coroner’s courts.

Simon is a regular speaker at national and regional ALARM events and contributes to sector publications on developments in the law and their ramifications.

Education

Leicester University (1986 LLB (Hons) 2:1).

Leisure

Simon enjoys golf, fell walking, wine and beer (often managing to combine all four). Coaching a local youth football team.

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.