• 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

Lawyers

Lawyers are special; and especially exposed to third-party and internal risks, because their stock in trade is the protection of the client's rights; and when these are adversely changed or affected, the hurt can often extend well beyond bank balances.

In most situations of transactional or testamentary loss or accident, a lawyer has participated in the story. Lawyers are accordingly particularly needful of early recognitions and strategies for spotting and resolving potential and current exposures.

FMWL provide a prompt, personal and competitively priced service for ..

to produce optimum outcomes.

For more information on the service FMWL can provide to Lawyers throughout Yorkshire and the North of England, contact our Thirsk office on 01845 501162.

Case Experience

Examples of Matters handled include..

Case 1: PRE-LITIGATION

Clients: Prospective defendants: A national law firm and insurers

Context: Disputed service charges applicable to commercial tenants of a global retail landlord

Adjudicator: None

Wider Significance: Settlement blended to fit both the legal/technical insured risk and Insured's client relationship priorities

Outcome: Settled optimally to the insured risk, while client disaffection was avoided

Duration: Commercially sensitive management of various and complex commercial and fiduciary relationships was key

Case 2: LITIGATION

Clients: Regional professional firm and insurers

Context: Niche supplier of playground designs blamed lawyers for failing to safeguard their intellectual property

Adjudicator: High Court (Chancery)

Wider Significance: Rights and interests which were capable of legal protection were usefully distinguished from those that are not

Outcome: Claim dismissed with cost

Duration: Claimant's costs-inflationary aggressive approach ultimately proved counterproductive

Professional Risk Expertise

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

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.