Stephen Phillips > Plexus Law > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Plexus Law
40 Gracechurch Street

Work Department

Occupational disease.




Steve qualified as a solicitor in 1988 and joined the Plexus Law Occupational Disease team in London as a Partner in 2004.

Steve has specialised in Occupational Disease litigation for over 25 years, in particular claims for asbestos-related diseases and insurance coverage issues arising from such claims. He has handled a large number of cases in the RCJ Asbestos list since its introduction in 2006, regularly appearing before the RCJ Masters at Case Management Conferences and show cause hearings under Practice Direction 3D. He is familiar with the technical issues surrounding such claims and the funding issues arising from the latest immunotherapy treatment options available for mesothelioma.

Steve acted for insurers in two of the six test cases in Durham v BAI & Ors – EL Insurance Trigger Litigation (2012) and was instructed to advise the following insurers in IEG v Zurich, two of the most important decisions on insurance coverage for asbestos claims in the UK.

During the course of his career, Steve has also handled a range of occupational disease claims, including occupational stress, asthma and dermatitis claims and multi-track motor and EL/PL injury claims.


Latton Bush Comprehensive School; London School of Economics (1982 BSC); City of London Polytechnic (1984 CPE, LSF 1985).


Trying to keep fit, running, skiing, reading, travel, music.

Lawyer Rankings

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.