Gavin heads the litigation and dispute resolution department. He handles a broad range of UK and international business disputes, involving litigation, arbitration, mediation and negotiations.
In particular, Gavin specialises in civil fraud, financial and banking litigation, corporate transactional and corporate governance claims (including breach of warranty, breach of directors' duties and shareholder disputes). He acts mainly in the financial services and professional services sectors, and regularly advises clients on fraud, regulatory and financial product claims, having handled a number of multi-million and billion-dollar international fraud cases. He is also well-known for resolving partnership and employment disputes.
Gavin is the Honorary Secretary of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, and a member of the Litigation Sub-Committee of the City of London Law Society. He has recently completed a six year term as the Honorary Secretary of the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP). In addition, Gavin is a member of the Upper Tribunals (Tax and Chancery) User Group and is the current President of the American Counsel Association. Gavin has written numerous articles, and has been quoted many times in the national and trade press.
Gavin is advising clients following the EU referendum vote, ensuring they are ready to take advantage of the opportunities, mitigate risks, and have the processes and people in place to manage a period of uncertainty.
He is listed as a Super Lawyer for commercial litigation by Thomson Reuters (2013 and 2014 editions). He is rated as a leading dispute resolution individual in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession.
Gavin graduated with an honours degree in law from Durham University in 1987. He completed his training with Fox Williams and qualified into the firm’s Dispute Resolution department in 1992, becoming a partner in 2001. He is a solicitor-advocate (higher courts civil).
Outside the office Gavin enjoys travelling, sports, theatre, running and coping with his teenage children.
Gavin Foggo is a "very good and effective litigator," sought out in partnership-related disputes for his "very impressive command of the subject and factual information," and for his "ability to give solid legal and commercial advice not only as to the merits of the case, but also as to how matters are likely to pan out." (Chambers, 2017)
''Gavin Foggo is "highly effective, entrepreneurial and people-focused''
(Chambers UK, 2016)
''Skilled litigator'' Gavin Foggo heads the ''excellent'' department at Fox Williams LLP, which saw an increase in the use of London courts by foreign parties.
(Legal 500, 2015)
Gavin Foggo is "one of the very best partnership litigators." he "tries his best to reduce the heat and acrimony that is being produced, to try and get to as sensible and good an answer as you can."
(Chambers UK, 2015)
'Gavin Foggo "stands out for his litigation expertise" and "knows how to handle difficult cases"
(Legal 500, 2014)
'Gavin Foggo is a superb litigator, involved in partnership disputes and arbitrations… "he has a very holistic view – he always has the end goal in mind."'
(Chambers UK, 2014)
'Gavin Foggo is "simply one of the best litigators in the business’ He ‘achieves excellent results".'
(Legal 500, 2013)
'Praised by clients as a "sensible" lawyer who "can be a tough litigator if he needs to be."'
(Chambers UK, 2013)
"He's not interested in wasting time or money, and tries to get to the crux of the matter very rapidly. He is commercial, has great judgement, and is very responsive."
(Chambers UK, 2013)
'Gavin Foggo has "excellent client-handling skills", and gives "practical, sensible advice".'
(Legal 500, 2012)
"Clear, businesslike and sensible"
(Chambers UK, 2012)
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