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Litigation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution

We provide legal, commercial and strategic advice on a wide range of business disputes. Our focus is on providing results-driven solutions that minimise the risks and realistically assess the potential rewards.

The team enjoys a high profile, independent position in the market, and rarely faces the kinds of conflict issues which mean that we cannot act against large institutions.  We pride ourselves on being partner-led and ensuring that there is a strong and continued presence of the lead partner on every assignment.  

Our lawyers are experts in all forms of dispute resolution and are well placed to recommend the best process to suit our clients’ particular needs:

Negotiation
 
We are skilled and experienced negotiators, being as tough or conciliatory as the circumstances require.

Mediation
Mediation is a way of settling disputes using a neutral third party.  We are strong supporters of mediation as an effective way of obtaining quick and commercially sound settlements, and have a track record of successfully resolving disputes in this way. 

Litigation
We have represented clients in numerous complex and high-profile cases in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Privy Council.  All of our senior lawyers are Solicitor-Advocates and are specifically trained to manage the litigation process in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner.

Arbitration
Arbitration is often used as an alternative to court litigation, especially for international disputes.  It can be more flexible than court proceedings and allows the parties to keep their dispute private.  In the international arena we have expertise in LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL, LMAA and ICSID arbitrations, as well as ad hoc arbitrations.

International
Much of our disputes work has an international element, and we handle international arbitrations in London and overseas, English proceedings for foreign clients, and co-ordinate foreign proceedings for UK clients. We are frequently referred work by foreign law firms, particularly from North America and the EU.

Funding for Litigation and Arbitration
With our expertise and excellent relationships with the major players in the litigation funding market, as well as our access to a new and exclusive funding model, we are well placed to advise our clients on what funding options are currently available for commercial cases and which would best suit their particular circumstances. 


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David Butler
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0) 20 7614 2670
dbutler@foxwilliams.com

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Gavin Foggo
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2543
gfoggo@foxwilliams.com

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Tom Custance
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2508
tcustance@foxwilliams.com

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Peter Ashford
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2596
pashford@foxwilliams.com


Accreditations

  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze