• 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...

Telling Tales January 2018

18 Jan 18

Fear … or sloth? A good resolution for the New Year will be to be more candid when addressing reasons for any mistake, especially those resulting from omissions rather than faux pas. Whilst those...

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Industry News January 2018

18 Jan 18

David Gauke is our new Lord Chancellor, replacing David Lidington. He is the sixth appointment in six years and the first-ever solicitor. The collapse of Carillion Plc seems set to make a lot of work...

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Legal Viewpoint January 2018

18 Jan 18

parties must usually obtain insurance against the adverse costs risks if their case fails – usually through a case-specific ‘After the Event’ [ATE] insurance policy. The tricky issue...

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Telling Tales December 2017

19 Dec 17

Exemplary situations of risk or crisis. This month: Regulation Culture: Driven by the Top, or Pulled from the Bottom? I missed last month’s Newspage because I was travelling, to Singapore, New...

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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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