• 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...

Myopic Defence Approaches

19 Apr 18

Myopic Defence Approaches Sometimes I advise clients seeking redress from professional firms for substandard service, or worse, simply because they have failed to deal with a problem properly, or even...

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Industry News April 2018

19 Apr 18

A new Civil Liability Bill is scheduled to hit Parliament next week and to become law by next April, expanding on the traffic and other injury claim reforms proposed in the Prisons and Courts Bill which...

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Legal Viewpoint April 2018

19 Apr 18

Claimant Lawyers’ Costs Recovery Upheld by SC. The journey through the lower courts between a claimant law firm and a defence insurer for recovery of the fixed costs it should have recovered if...

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Telling Tales - March 2018

19 Mar 18

Costs Forecasting is a Discipline, not an Art Every party to a dispute, whether claiming or defending, needs as early as possible to have a reasoned expectation of their likely spend and how it will be...

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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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