Defendant law firm Plexus Law has appointed partner Andrew Steel as Head of Public Sector Services with effect from 18 January 2021.
Steel, who is based in the firm’s Manchester office, will coordinate a team of more than 30 public sector lawyers across Plexus’ national network of offices.
He will also be responsible for further developing the public sector services the firm offers for local authorities, emergency services and central government.
He takes the reins from Simon Hills who has moved to a consultancy role within Plexus.
The firm said Steel acts for public authorities and corporate clients on a range of legal issues and, since qualifying as a solicitor in 2003, has built up a specialist practice defending civil actions against the police.
Steel said: “I am excited to be taking on this new and challenging role and working with the team to further develop the outstanding skills and services we can provide to organisations operating within the public sector.”
Olivia Roberts, CEO of Plexus Law, said: “Firstly a huge thank you to Simon for all his outstanding work and we are delighted he remains with the firm in a consultancy capacity. We are equally delighted that we have been able to appoint Andrew as a natural successor. He is highly regarded throughout the firm and with clients alike. Public Sector litigation is a core part of our business, with Plexus now being one of the key players in the field. Andrew will bring an energy and enthusiasm to the role which will help us further grow our services and support to that sector.”