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Peter Ashford

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Work 020 7614 2596
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Fox Williams LLP

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution.

Position

Partner in the litigation and dispute resolution department. Focuses primarily on international arbitration and litigation and has extensive experience in all aspects of the litigation, arbitration and mediation processes across a broad range of commercial disputes. Publications: ‘Handbook on International Commercial Arbitration’ (2014 – 2nd edition), ‘A Guide to the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration’ (2013), ‘A Guide to the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration’ (2016).

Career

Trained Calow Easton 1984-87, qualified 1986; Cripps Harries Hall 1987-2012, partner 1991, variously head of litigation/dispute resolution and a member of the partnership board; joined Fox Williams as partner 2012, head of international arbitration group and member partnership board.

Member

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; arbitrator appointed by the Law Society and LCIA; London Court of International Arbitration.

Education

Oxted County School; Keele University (1980-83 B Soc Sci); Bristol Polytechnic Law Society Finals (1983-84); FCI Arb (2010).

Leisure

Skiing, sailing.


London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Fox Williams LLP is 'excellent in all respects, namely its knowledge of the law, acumen and creativity'. The practice's areas of disputes expertise include civil fraud, financial services regulatory matters, employment law, investment banking, partnership issues, and policy holder-related insurance matters. It defended Hertz Europe against a Commercial Court repudiatory breach of contract claim brought by Ryanair. Gavin Foggo heads the litigation and dispute resolution department; and Peter Ashford is 'bright, involved and always available'. Tom Custance, David Butler and Chris Finney are also key advisers.

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International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Fox Williams LLP's predominant industry sectors for international arbitration are commodities, energy, medical and pharmaceuticals, and transport and distribution. Gavin Foggo and Tom Custance  are 'great tacticians'; and Peter Ashford  is 'very experienced'.

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