Richard Salvini > Plexus Law > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Plexus Law

Work Department

casualt, Regulatory and Sport




Richard is a Partner in the Casualty Team in the Leeds office. He qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and since that time has acted for insurance companies, brokers and corporate clients specialising in insurance litigation and regulatory work, defending corporate and individual defendants facing investigations and criminal charges ranging from corporate and gross negligence manslaughter to more routine breaches of health and safety legislation.

Richard frequently represents directors, managers and employees who are subject to enforcement action from the regulatory authorities and has considerable experience of acting for interested parties at inquests, including advice on Regulation 28 reports and broader coroner’s duties arising from such inquiries.

He also specialises in catastrophic and high value civil work including defendant Employer and Public Liability cases.

Richard heads a team of lawyers who act for clients in the Sport and Leisure industry. He has a particular interest in major loss, catastrophic injury and high – profile incidents and crisis management work. He works closely with Risk Management teams either within client organisations or external service providers to assist with future improved risk management practice within the Leisure sector.

He sits on the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL), Sector Focus Team for regulatory business within the insurance sector. This includes advising the Insurance Industry and their clients on the impact of inflationary trends and emerging risk issues arising from regulatory cases and strategies to combat this through improved industry guidelines, best practice and risk management.

Richard regularly provides papers, seminars and speaks at industry conference events on a variety of topics and on contemporary issues, including developments in the law, procedure and related issues that are relevant and likely to have an impact on the insurance industry.

Lawyer Rankings

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.