• 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.  

 

Services

Professional Risk Expertise

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

Judging Plainly

Judging Plainly

19 Sep 16

Publicity has rightly been given to a family Court judgment by Peter Jackson J in Lancashire County Council v M & Ors [2016], because it’s written in language intended to be understandable to...

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September Industry News Round-up

September Industry News Round-up

13 Sep 16

Abusive claims practice remains a topical issue: The Fundamental Dishonesty defence laws introduced last year to enable insured defendants to dispute spurious claims, continue to create news. Law firm...

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Telling Tales: Dodging the Traps of Hearsay

Telling Tales: Dodging the Traps of Hearsay

05 Sep 16

I rarely see allegations or regulatory charges, or defence responses, which are not at least flavoured by intonations sourced from second or third hand reports, gossip or anecdotal accounts. At best, they...

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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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