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Gavin Foggo


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Gavin heads the litigation and dispute resolution department, and is a long-standing member of the firm's Partnership Board. He handles a broad range of UK and international business disputes, involving litigation, UK and international arbitration, mediation and negotiations. 

In particular, Gavin specialises in civil fraud, financial and banking litigation, breach of contract, 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 much of his work is cross-border. He has 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 is a former Honorary Secretary of the Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP) and former 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 an active member of the Litigation Committee of the International Bar Association, and the Litigation Section of the American Bar Assocation.

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 trying to keep up with his adult children. 

"Excellent litigator"
(Chambers UK, 2019)

"Argues points very convincingly"
(Chambers UK, 2019)

"Commands confidence and exhibits great judgement"
(Legal 500, 2019)

"The man you want on your team for partnership litigation"
(Legal 500, 2019)

"Hugely experienced and thoughtful in the way he approaches litigation"
(Legal 500, 2019)

"Great tactician"
(Legal 500, 2019)

The "very impressive" Gavin Foggo is described by one interviewee as "a very experienced commercial litigator and top of my list for a big litigation mandate."
(Chambers UK, 2018)

Gavin Foggo is ‘careful, analytical and has immensely good judgement’
(Legal 500, 2017)

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 UK, 2017)

''Gavin Foggo is "highly effective, entrepreneurial and people-focused''
(Chambers UK, 2016)

Peers recognise him as "the star, as far as we're concerned" 
(Chambers, 2016)

"Superb litigator"
(Legal 500, 2016)

"Highly effective, entrepreneurial and people-focused"
(Legal 500, 2015)

''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)


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  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
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