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Fletcher Day

Work 020 7766 5260
Fax 020 7240 7617
Horsham, London EC2V, London EC4N

London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 8

Fletcher Day

Fletcher Day's team is 'friendly, approachable and knowledgeable, and it is praised for its agility, responsiveness and availability'. Jovita Vassallo specialises in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes in the English commercial courts and Luiz Costa is the senior associate to note.

Practice head(s):Jovita Vassallo

Other key lawyers:Luiz Costa


'Good knowledge and the ability to move things forward'.

'Jovita Vassallo is brilliant'.

'Senior associate Luiz Costa provides superb assistance'.

Key Clients

Brazilian Navy

Welsh & Jefferies

Work highlights

  • Acted in a Court of Appeal matter concerning the beneficial ownership of foreign companies and the enforceability of English judgments against third parties.

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London: Human resources

Immigration: business - ranked: tier 6

Fletcher Day

Fletcher Day's immigration offering is 'professional, responsive and possesses strong technical abilities'. The team demonstrates particular expertise in advising individual clients on the entrepreneur visa route, and is also experienced in advising high-net-worth individuals on investor applications. Corporate clients also turn to the practice for advice on sponsor licences, including companies across the fashion, consultancy, financial services and dentistry sectors.

Practice head(s):Sam Meymand


The team excels at identifying the unique needs of the client and matches solutions in an expeditious and professional manner.

Sam Meymand gives thorough attention to detail and is extremely attentive to the needs of his clients.

The team combines professionalism, skill, a commercial approach and personalised care.

Sam Meymand has a very personable approach.

Sam Meymand is highly engaged with all clients

Sam Meymand consistently delivers a premium service.

Work highlights

  • Advised an ultra-high-net worth client, with Indian and St Kitts nationality and domiciled in the UAE, on his application for entry clearance as a Tier 1 investor.
  • Advised an Iranian and Dominican high-net-worth individual, with a leading pharmaceutical business in Germany, who was looking to move to the UK on the Entrepreneur visa.
  • Advised an international hotel chain on sponsor license issues.
  • Advised an investment bank in London on the sponsor management system and a number of issues relating to its migrant employees and Brexit.
  • Advised a company established in the USA and South Africa on its establishment in the UK which included advising on the transfer of one of its senior employees from South Africa to the UK.

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London: Real estate

Property litigation
Property litigation - ranked: tier 5

Fletcher Day

With particular expertise in retail and leisure industry work, Fletcher Day handles landlord and tenant disputes, neighbourly issues, such as right of access and right of way, alongside property purchase disputes and property development-related matters across the commercial and residential property sectors. Chris Hill and Greg Barnbrook jointly head the practice, which also acts for individuals.

Practice head(s):Chris Hill; Greg Barnbrook

Key Clients

British Steel Pension Fund

Toni & Guy Group

Cote Restaurants

Jackson & Rye Restaurants

Newbury Properties

Seed Property Group

Gelato Mio

Berjaya Hotel Group

Spaces Group

O’Mara Properties

Salaft Properties


Attention Seekers Productions

Inspired Asset Management

Work highlights

  • Acted for Seed Property Group in a development dispute with a tenant of the freehold building it acquired and wishes to develop by extending and adding additional dwellings.

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