• A reputation for professional excellence with integrity

    A reputation for professional excellence with integrity

  • Accurate understanding and technical analysis

    Accurate understanding and technical analysis

  • National and International Experience

    National and International Experience

  • 34 years in private legal practice

    34 years in private legal practice

  • A focus on events and consequences, not gossip

    A focus on events and consequences, not gossip

  • Helping lawyers, brokers, accountants, surveyors and other professions

    Helping lawyers, brokers, accountants, surveyors and other professions

  • There when you need him

    There when you need him

Welcome to F Mike Willis Ltd Solicitors

We are Professional Risks lawyers: that is, we help professional businesses or their clients to resolve their professional indemnity, regulatory, contractual or reputational problems.  

We bring 30 years' experience with large and small partnerships; governance and strategic issues; making or defending claims; and finding pathways for resolving, bridging or forecasting breakdowns between firms and clients, insurers, staff, or other stakeholders.  

 

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Professional Risk Expertise

Mike Willis has worked with a diverse range of professions including...

Telling Tales - September 2017

22 Sep 17

If in Doubt, Notify..! The end of September is peak season for renewals of professional indemnity insurance, especially for lawyers, whose compulsory insurance schemes have traditionally used annual policies...

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Industry News September 2017

22 Sep 17

The latest ‘timebomb’ issue attracting trade press comments is the growing number of claims by purchasers of leasehold property against their professional advisers for failures to forewarn...

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Legal Viewpoint September

22 Sep 17

Clients Must be Allowed to Accept the Bird-In-Hand. InThomas v Hugh James Ford Simey Solicitors[2017] EWCA (4 September 2017) the Court of Appeal has once again addressed the tricky issue of what duties...

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Telling Tales August 2017

24 Aug 17

Telling Tales Exemplary situations of risk or crisis. This month: Last week I received a publicity email from a professional mediator, headed “Should Have Gone to Mediation” and listing...

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About Mike

  • Principal and Director of F Mike Willis Ltd
  • 34 years in private legal practice
  • 26 years as a specialist professional indemnity and regulatory risks practitioner
  • 21 years as a Partner and professional risks representative of a large law firm
  • Track record of success

The FMWL Approach …

  • Accurate understanding and technical analysis;
  • Focus on duty, causal event(s) and consequences; not gossip…
  • Sensitive but objective empathy;
  • Overarching commerciality; and
  • Clear aims, with vision where necessary to explore indirect routes to solutions.
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