Michael Gwilliam > Plexus Law > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Plexus Law
40 Gracechurch Street

Work Department

Travel law.




Michael heads up our national Travel team and is based in London. He qualified as a solicitor in 1991.

Heavily involved in jurisdictional issues, Michael acts for insurance companies and blue-chip corporates including coach companies and travel businesses. He has over 25 years’ experience.

Michael is highly regarded for his experience in defending multi-party and group actions. He has a strong reputation for handling claims involving catastrophic loss and fatalities and has been involved in many leading reported cases.

Michael has a reputation for delivering a sensible, constructive approach to dispute resolution as well as for bringing a personal touch to the successful handling of the most complex and challenging claims.

Michael lectures on various topics at a number of industry events, including as an industry specialist speaker at the ABTA Travel Law Conference in London. He also contributes articles to various publications on topical issues including the defence of fraudulent claims, the extension of fixed costs to accidents overseas and disability rights law.



Exeter University (1988 LLB).


In his spare time, Michael is a keen traveller and obsessive skier.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Travel

(Leading individuals)

Michael GwilliamPlexus Law

Defined by its strategy and planning‘, the team at Plexus Law is a highly regarded defendant team, with a client roster spanning tour operators, travel agents, accommodation suppliers, airlines, airports and insurers. The group covers all aspects of travel insurance claims with notable expertise in cases arising from accidents, class actions, illness claims, inquests and personal injury work. Michael Gwilliam leads the department and is active in catastrophic loss and fatality claims, while Julie Pullen focuses on multi-track personal injury claims and Angela Hanmore handles product liability mandates.

London > Insurance > Personal injury: defendant

The Plexus Law personal injury team is co-led by a multitude of experts, being: property risk specialist Paul De La Porte, occupational disease lead Stephen Phillips; Joanne Pizzala, who specialises in catastrophic loss in motor incidents and is described as being ‘at the very top of the tree in this space’; leader of the dedicated large loss team Mark Dyson; head of travel Michael Gwilliam; and Philip Tracey, whose work covers all aspects of employers’, public and product liability. At present, Tracey is defending on a potentially ultra-high-value, cross-jurisdictional leisure liability group action claim being made against the RFU and Wales Rugby, involving brain damage. In addition, the team has a wealth of experience in dealing with motor incidents, public liability cases and workplace accidents. Claire Attridge is developing a strong reputation in asbestos claims in particular.