• 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

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.  

Services

Professional Risk Expertise

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

Telling Tales July 2018

21 Jul 18

The Ethical Balances of Regulation The divisions of opinion about the ideologies of the ‘outcome focus’ of the modern regulatory environment seem to match those in many other prominent debates:...

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Industry News July 2018

21 Jul 18

The MOJ’s programme for modernising the courts with digitised services, virtual hearings and fewer courts has been criticised by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee as too rushed, too unclear...

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Legal Viewpoint July 2018

21 Jul 18

Overstated Costs Claims are Unreasonable and Improper. A driving issue in all legal disputes is how to fund it; and more particularly the uncertainty of recovering costs if you win, or constraining the...

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Telling Tales June 2018

20 Jun 18

Exemplary situations of risk or crisis. This month: Be Clear What You Ask For.. I have written before how it’s not unusual for a claim to be expressed too unclearly for the target firm to understand...

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F Mike Willis Solicitors

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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