Andrew Caplan > Plexus Law > Chelmsford, England > Lawyer Profile

Plexus Law
Hyatt Place
50-60 Broomfield Road

Work Department

Personal Injury/Sensitive Claims and Abuse/Public Sector




Andrew joined Plexus in July 2019 following 17 years with Kennedys, where he headed up the casualty team in Chelmsford.

Andrew is an insurance and dispute resolution Partner with responsibility for heading up the firms southern casualty team. His personal practice specialises in representing high profile individuals, charities and organisations facing sensitive allegations often of a sexual or physical nature. In this discrete area of practice, he manages adverse publicity for individuals and companies facing sensitive allegations of abuse and/or negligence providing  strategic guidance on handling issues as well as managing reputational risk.

He has acted for a wide range of clients including prominent personalities from the world of entertainment, sports, and other professions and represented organisations such as renowned charities, sports clubs, youth clubs, television production and local authorities.

Andrew offers an unrivalled service to clients based on nearly 20 years’ experience gained in this field and working with a variety of insurers. His practice regularly involves collaborating with other professionals and experts, multi-party cases, maximising anonymity for his clients across multi-jurisdictional territories.

The emphasis of Andrew’s work is not limited to solely resolving the dispute but usually includes a role as a trusted advisor on wider issues including safeguarding and risk management.

In additional to this niche specialism, Andrew is instructed on serious and catastrophic claims  for insurers, Corporates and local authorities dealing predominately with Employers’ and Public Liability claims. The nature of the cases include brain and psychiatric injury, spinal injury, amputations, fatal accidents, and multiple orthopaedic traumas.

Andrew cites his proudest career achievement as working with a Local Authority for over three years to establish the largest historical abuse compensation scheme in the UK to help survivors of abuse who in many cases have waited a lifetime for redress.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Plexus Law‘s Chelmsford-based practice is led by Andrew Caplan, who specialises in representing high profile individuals, charities and organisations facing sensitive allegations. Thom Lumley is well-regarded for his client service skills, while Angela Hanmore is praised for her ‘experience in defending high profile claims in the railway sector, her close knowledge of railway legislation as well as the workings of the industry itself.’