Tim Short > Plexus Law > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Plexus Law
M1 4BT

Work Department

Large loss motor claims.




Tim is a Partner based in our Manchester office. Tim qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1997.

He acts on behalf of a range of commercial and personal lines insurers, as well as a number of major UK retailers and distribution and logistics companies.

Tim advises on all aspects of major loss and fatal accident motor claims, to include policy interpretation and coverage, defending criminal prosecution, representation at inquests and advising on civil claims.

Tim specialises in chronic pain and subtle brain injury claims, but has extensive experience in all types of major loss, to include amputation, major brain injury and injuries involving paralysis. He is regularly instructed upon first notification of accidents, to ensure a co-ordinated and strategic response to serious accidents, managing criminal representation of insured drivers and companies, advising upon and implementing effective rehabilitation and treatment for injured parties, and forensically advising upon appropriate reserving and claims resolution strategy.

Tim regularly provides training to colleagues and clients to include seminars on policy coverage and indemnity issues, identifying and managing chronic pain claims and defending fatal accident claims.


College of Law London (Diploma Law); Aberystwyth University College of Wales (LLB Law).


Tim enjoys mountain biking and walking, and competes in triathlons and long-distance walking events.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: defendant

Plexus Law’s personal injury team focuses on casualty, motor, disease, fraud and large loss claims. The department is instructed by major insurers, the Metropolitan Police and various local authorities. Anthony Baker leads the practice, specialising in work-related stress claims. Tim Short and Gary Petterson oversee the motor and fraud teams, respectively. Philip D’Netto heads the catastrophic injury department and Louise Shaw manages the casualty unit. Andrew Steel and Matt Smith co-head the public sector/police law team.