Disputes can be uncertain, time-consuming and slow-moving. Costs can quickly escalate. At FSP we aim to give you a clear idea of where you stand right from the start and to then try to find the best solution for your particular issues.
We have very high level litigation and arbitration expertise and often find ourselves up against City or international firms. A particular skill is our ability to deal with complex, technical litigation in a cost-effective and pragmatic way.
As well as court or arbitration proceedings, we advise on regulatory or other corporate investigations.We also deal with risk management and can give guidance to businesses on how to manage a distressed contract or project.
We aim to give clients a clear idea of where they stand as early as possible. We look for solutions to a dispute.
To help us do this, we use innovative tools like costs budgets and decisions trees.
Costs budgets break legal spend down so we can explore staging and possible cost saving with you. We are always willing to discuss flexible cost arrangements – blended rates, fixed or capped fees, conditional fee arrangements, insurance products, clients doing some of the work themselves.
Decision trees allow us to map out a dispute with a client and set out outcomes and options. We are currently the only law firm in the Thames Valley and one of the few firms in the UK using decision trees.
Labrouche v Frey: a reported case involving a multi-million pound international private trust dispute involving parallel proceedings overseas. Recent judgement ruled on a variety of issues including the nature of a trustee’s duty to account, the correct approach to drawing inferences from historical events and defences for trustees who act honestly and reasonably.
Advising on a construction dispute over a terminal building at a major international airport.
We brought one of the very first arbitrations before the Groceries Code Adjudicator under the new GSCOP rules.
A multi-million dollar shareholder dispute following a business sale.