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Greenwoods - London
  • 77 Gracechurch Street
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC3V 0AS
  • Tel:020 7220 7818
  • Fax:020 7469 6289
  • Web:Visit website
  • Senior Partner Malcolm Henké
  • Number of partners 24
  • Solicitors 81
  • Other fee-earners 56

Greenwoods also has offices in Bedford Square (London), Bristol, Manchester, Milton Keynes and Southampton. For details of these offices please visit the website.

THE FIRM Greenwoods is a national insurance practice offering dispute resolution and litigation services to large composite insurers, mutuals, self-insureds, Lloyds Market, managing general agents, corporates, public bodies and utilities. In May 2013 Greenwoods merged with Plexus Law creating a defendant insurance litigation business comprising over 1200 staff, with greater capability in London, the South, the Midlands, the North West and South West. The Greenwoods brand will remain alongside Plexus Law as part of Parabis Law LLP.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK Personal Injury– Motor, EL/PL, Occupational Disease, Catastrophic Personal Injury, Product Liability,Multijurisdictional Claims, Chronic Pain; Property & Construction– Property Subrogation, Major Property Damage, Business Interruption, Property-related Litigation, Construction Failure & Disputes, Goods in Transit & Dry Marine, Geotechnical & Subsidence; Insurance– Professional Indemnity, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Policy Wording & Drafting, Insurance Fraud; Commercial Risks– Product Liability, General Commercial Litigation; Counter Fraud & Intelligence– Commercial Fraud & Arson, Motor & Liability Fraud, Credit Hire; Health & Safety– Emergency Response & Investigations, Enforcement Notices & Prosecutions, Coroner’s Inquests, Risk Management & Prevention; Motor Prosecutions– Police Interviews, Prosecutions.

CLIENTS Include Aviva Insurance, Covéa Insurance, Direct Line Group (Direct Line, Churchill, NIG), Ageas Insurance, AXA Insurance, UK General Insurance, EDF Energy, Travelers Insurance, RSA, Towergate Underwriting, Costain plc, Stena Lines and Amlin Insurance.

INTERNATIONAL Greenwoods has a number of major international clients who operate in the energy, pharmaceutical and shipping industries, as well as insurance companies.

RECRUITMENT In the last year Greenwoods have promoted 5 new partners. Bilal Mirza - part of the insurance team in Southampton, Tim Ingram - head of the Criminal Defence Group in Milton Keynes, Andy Connor - head of the Subrogated Recoveries team in Bristol, John O'Shea - part of the Property, Construction & Insurance Group in London and Alexandra Puddy - part of the Personal Injury team in Manchester.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury (Motor) 50%
  • Personal Injury (EL/PL) 18%
  • Property, Insurance & Construction 14.5%
  • Counter Fraud & Intelligence 12.5%
  • Other 5%
  • Personal Injury Malcolm Henke
  • Property, Insurance & Construction Richard Houseago
  • Counter Fraud & Intelligence Karen Mann
  • Motor Prosecutions Tim Ingram
  • Professional Indemnity Mark Aizlewood
  • Health & Safety Philip Tracey
  • Costs Simon Lindsey
  • Marine Gemma Pearce


  • 77 Gracechurch Street,
  • London,
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC3V 0AS
  • Tel 020 7220 7818
  • Fax 020 7469 6289
  • Website : www.greenwoods-solicitors.com

Health & Safety - UK-wide

Basic facts about the department

- 2 partners
- 10 qualified lawyers
- Office locations ranked: London

What the team is known for A strong profile in representing insurance clients in HSE investigations and prosecutions. Represents both companies and individuals, with strong sector knowledge of the energy, leisure, manufacturing and construction industries.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Client service: "They have been thoroughly professional and provided excellent client service."

Notable practitioners 

Solicitor advocate Philip Tracey remains busy across a variety of insurance-backed work. He is described as "very capable and experienced in this field," and provides "first-rate representation for clients." 

Significant clients Direct Line, Shell, Lawn Tennis Association, Rugby Football Union, Zurich.