Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Disputes are an unfortunate part of life whether personal or in business. We understand that conflict, however arising, is both stressful and distracting and we work closely with clients to find innovative solutions and resolution, often outside of the Court system, as swiftly as possible. Our corporate, employment and commercial departments provide cross practice support wherever and whenever required.
FS Legal is particularly well known for dealing with high-value, ‘big ticket’ complex litigation for national corporates and high net worth individuals. It is one of the few truly specialist litigation practices in the country.
Our lawyers have both national and international reputation being recommended in both Chambers and Legal 500 as ‘Leading Individuals’ and are frequently quoted in the press including the Financial Times, the Mail on Sunday, FT Adviser, Citywire, Moneymarketing and IFA Online. Chambers & Partners note the firm’s “pragmatic, practical and efficient approach” and “determined litigators with a very good sector knowledge.” Legal 500 notes “FS Legal is a firm that punches well above its weight and is particularly strong in the areas of financial services, pensions and tax schemes” adding that the team has “a deservedly good reputation for providing a top-quality, commercial service“.
We advise on all aspects of litigation including commercial contract disputes, insurance disputes, sports litigation, shareholder and partnership disputes, breach of warranty and guarantee claims, defamation, international asset tracing, international freezing orders, injunctions, judicial review and debt recovery. We have a unique and unrivalled expertise in the financial services sector acting for both the professional advisor industry and individual investors.
We have successfully recovered millions of pounds for investors caught up in investment scams, failed tax schemes and high profile fund collapses. We often act for large groups of investors, who individually may feel powerless, but together we act to lobby parliament and to take on large institutions and achieve a result which otherwise would not be possible for one individual acting alone. Our team has particular experience in advancing claims through the Financial Ombudsman Service and Financial Services.
FS Legal is particularly noted by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for our leading expertise in claims against professionals. Our team has unparalleled experience in this area and typically pursues multi-million pound claims against the whole range of professionals and their insurers. In particular, we bring claims against other solicitors, surveyors, architects, valuers, geotechnical engineers and other construction professionals. For more information please see our dedicated Professional Negligence, Tax Negligence and Financial Services Litigation pages.
Unlike many commercial firms, we do not act for banks, insurers or other large institutions. This allows us to represent clients with disputes against well known high street banks. We act solely on our clients’ behalf with transparency and without the restraints caused by conflicts of interest; our priority is to minimise your disruption allowing you to focus on your business.
FS legal also has a specialist team that deals with high value construction disputes. Counting Morris Homes Group among its clients, FS Legal acts in arbitrations, adjudications, expert determination and has a great deal of experience of cases in the specialist Technology and Construction Courts. For more information please see our Construction Litigation page.
We understand that, whether it’s a personal or business matter, funding is a key concern. We have a variety of funding options available to seek to remove the risk and cost from our clients. Unlike most firms, we are able to operate around 90% of our cases on a contingent basis.