A Clearer Legal Perspective
I am delighted to welcome you to Plexus Law and our website. Plexus Law are pioneers. For many years, we have been at the forefront of defendant law, delivering innovative, high-quality legal services for insurers in the composite, general, London/Lloyd’s and niche markets.
Practice areas cover all insurance business lines, span international work and include a dedicated subrogation and recoveries offering. Claims handling and litigation services are provided to our insurance and corporate clients via dedicated handling centres.
As typifies all employees of the firm, our team of experts work hand-in-hand with clients. We take the time to fully understand your specific requirements and develop tailored packages that best suits your needs, whatever their complexity or value – from a range of traditional services to the more specialist areas of law.
Working in partnership throughout the complete timeline of your claim means we are always there for you; providing a personal service that enables us to resolve any issue quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, we appreciate the importance of being proportionate in the advice we offer. We always strive to keep costs down and endeavour to add value where we can.
Our aim is to deliver exceptional results and continue to be the service provider of choice to our diverse range of customers.
In an ever changing business landscape we aim to thrive and add value for our clients to help them prosper. That’s why we’ve adopted the mantra of ‘perspective’ to drive our firm forward. Perspective… is defined as the way you see something; a particular way of considering something. And this is what we do.
We not only consider your legal needs but your business needs as a whole. What motivates us is bringing a clearer perspective on any challenges you may be facing and offering the best and most proportional guidance to deliver an optimum outcome. Our perspective is underpinned by three core drivers:
It’s not just about the here and now. It’s being able to horizon scan, make sure we are ahead of the curve, recognise market trends and associated pressures so we can be flexible and adaptable to the needs of our clients.
Whilst there will always be a core legal matter or dispute for us to advise on, we will always take in to consideration the impact any course of action may have on your business and its reputation. We’re highly attuned to your needs and any marketplace sensitivities. We want to make law work for you to help you achieve your business goals.
Transparency – everybody says it; we live it! We recognise how important being open and forthcoming is. That’s why we’ll always give you the best possible legal advice no matter how tough the messages are.
In a competitive marketplace, we stand out from the crowd and we believe it’s our perspective that firmly gives us that edge. That’s why you should select us to be your legal supplier of choice.
Over 1,000 employees/600+ litigators
Quotes from the Legal 500 on members of the Plexus Law team include:
Steve Phillips, who is ‘a standout practitioner in asbestos litigation’
Key names include ‘standout partner’ Peter James, Anthony Bushell, who ‘handles prosecutions with great integrity and robustness’, and Philip Tracey, who is ‘very business savvy’
Practice head Richard Houseago is ‘excellent and pragmatic’, and is ably supported by Sarah Cochran, who specialises in the recovery and defence of property damage claims; and Victoria Jordan, who is ‘incredibly hardworking and client-dedicated’.
Key individuals include Peter Court, who has ‘good commercial judgement’; the ‘very committed’ Simon Beckwith; the ‘thorough and careful’ Mark Ratcliff; Gary Thwaites, who is ‘an experienced litigator’; and Gary Wicks, who is ‘absolutely excellent’ and ‘gets a real grip on a case’.
Michael Gwilliam has an ‘outstanding’ reputation. Nish Kanwar, Julian Morris and Rebecca White are also recommended.
Plexus Law’s ‘highly professional’ practice covers a wide range of health and safety matters, with particular expertise in corporate manslaughter prosecutions against companies and individuals. The ‘vastly experienced’ Anthony Baker leads the team and specialises in PACE interviews, inquests and Crown Court prosecutions.
Nationwide network of offices: London, Croydon, Manchester, Leeds, Evesham & Edinburgh
Dedicated London Market teams and Subrogation and Recovery team
Over 1,000 employees/600+ litigators
Handle over 150,000 claims per year
In excess of 75,000 motor claims
Claims handling centre of Excellence (Leeds)
Over 70 major corporate clients
50+ clients from the public sector
Work for 5 out of top ten motor insurers
Legal panels include: National Legal Service Framework (police), Central government legal and costs panel and MoD (employers’ liability)
Headline cases include: Kirk v Walton (conviction in case of gross exaggeration) and Fari v Homes for Haringey (contempt of court conviction)
Technology is at the core of our solution and we use a highly developed case management workflow system (Vectus) to drive and manage each claim. Coupled with our experienced lawyers this provides a proven method of delivering a quality service to our clients.
The system is based on a detailed analysis of the claims handling and litigation process and allows routine tasks to be automated and standardised.
Vectus is linked into our financial accounting system to provide a complete view of each case.
The competitive edge Vectus gives us includes:
- Granularity of information captured
- Ability to drive cases forward and therefore to control and contain the claims cost
- Controls as to quality
- Transparency it provides for both the client and the supervisor on each case
- Audit and reporting capability
- Flexibility of integration with other systems and data migration capability
- Linkage with our Business Intelligence tool
Plexus law is Lexcel accredited
Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and excellence in client care
Lexcel sets the required Standard in seven different areas: structure and strategy, financial management, information management, people management, risk management, client care, file and case management
To learn more about the Lexcel accreditation system please visit the Law Society website.
Source: The Law Society.