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Fox Williams LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution.


Partner specialising in a range of commercial disputes including insurance/reinsurance claims, banking/finance disputes, employment and partnership law, and professional negligence, product liability and public liability claims.


Trained Herbert Smith, qualified 1989 (and as a solicitor advocate 1997); solicitor Herbert Smith 1989, partner 1996; partner Fox Williams LLP 2001.


Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates; London Solicitors Litigation Association; Freeman of City of London Solicitors’ Company.


Westminster School; Bristol University (1985 BA Hons Classics); College of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

A first-rate independent English law firm with top-class arbitration capability‘, Fox Williams LLP is experienced in disputes involving Asia, the Middle East, North America, and Africa. Peter Ashford is an expert in international commercial arbitrations that concern international trade, joint ventures and distribution; Ben Giaretta is ‘a really superb international arbitration practitioner‘; and Tom Custance is an insurance and energy arbitration specialist. Gavin Foggo acts in partnership disputes, while senior associate Kate Felmingham is experienced in investment treaty work.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Housing financial services and professional services industry experts, Fox Williams LLP‘s practice is co-led by Gavin Foggo, a specialist in corporate transactional and corporate governance-related claims, financial and banking litigation, partnership disputes, and civil fraud; and Ben Giaretta, who acts in both arbitration and commercial litigation. Also highly regarded, Tom Custance acts in financial services sector-related employment-related disputes; and David Butler assists with shareholder litigation, insolvency, and civil fraud matters. Recently-elevated partner Evie Meleagros and legal director Rebecca Richardson are also key to the team. Commercial disputes and securities litigation partner Matthew Reach joined in November 2022 from Keystone Law.