17 lawyers and 10 support staff make the shift from Kennedy’s to Plexus

Insurance law firm, Plexus Law, has announced that it has made two team hires, bringing in 17 lawyers and 10 support staff, all of which have joined from rival law firm, Kennedy’s.

The hires come as it launches new offices in Taunton and Chelmsford, expanding its network in the South West and South East respectively.

It also comes after Plexus hired another former Kennedy’s alumn in Fiona Scott, who took up the position of chief executive.

Who has joined?

Partner Sarah Cornish has joined to head up the firm’s Financial Lines offering in the newly opened Taunton office. She is joined by a team of professional Indemnity and Financial Lines specialists, including partners Andrew Crocombe, Simon Combe and Rob Wotherspoon, as well as two associates and a consultant.

Andrew Caplan has been appointed to head up the Liability practice and starts next week. He is joined by partners Kate Prestidge, Angela Hanmore, Thom Lumley and Ron Ruston as well as three solicitors and four associates.

Increased demand requires expansion

Scott said, “We are thrilled to have such a talented team of people joining us. We operate in a highly competitive market and finding the right talent forms a major part of our growth strategy.

We’re seeing increased demand, particularly from our London market and reinsurer clients, for claims handling and litigation expertise in specialist areas such as financial lines, and liability work so it’s the right time for us to strengthen our expertise and service offering to clients. The experience that Sarah, Andrew and their teams bring perfectly complements the areas that we have identified as significant growth opportunities, and we know that they will be an enormous asset to the firm. These appointments also strengthen our regional presence and support the growth of our UK-wide network of offices.”

The team hires follow several other major Partner appointments made by Plexus Law over the course of the past year, as well as securing a £15m minority investment from Origin Equity LLP.


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