Michael Frisby > Stevens & Bolton LLP > Guildford, England > Lawyer Profile

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Work Department

Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration.


Partner, handling Litigation, International Arbitration, adjudication and ADR for clients in a variety of sectors. He handles complex disputes arising out of projects and transactions, often with an international dimension.


Trained in London at Pickering Kenyon, joined S&B and became partner in 1997.


Society of Construction Law; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Law Society; TeCSA; British Insurance Law Association.


LLB Hons, CEDR-accredited mediator and FCIArb.


Rugby, golf, family.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Industry focus > Life sciences and healthcare

(Leading individuals)

Michael FrisbyStevens & Bolton LLP

Headed by patents specialist Charlotte TillettStevens & Bolton LLP‘s Guildford-based practice attracts clients from the pharmaceutical, biotech, digital health and medical device sectors, in addition to many of the sector stakeholders in the supply chain. It advises on regulatory regimes, IP, data protection and various corporate and commercial transactions, as well as Covid-19 issues concerning licensing and clinical trials. Gustaf Duhs focuses on competition and EU law and Michael Frisby has extensive experience in risk management and disputes.

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

Guildford-based Stevens & Bolton LLP has one of the largest teams in the south of England handling commercial disputes. Its clients range from UK and foreign multinationals to owner-managed businesses and entrepreneurs. In addition, the practice, which ‘produces a consistently high level of work‘, has sector expertise in energy, food and beverages; IT; retail; insurance and pharmaceuticals. Sarah Murray heads the dispute resolution practice, while much of Michael Frisby’s work involves international elements. Catherine Penny (promoted in 2020) and Andrew Quick are also partners to note.

South East > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Kent, Surrey and Sussex

(Hall of Fame)

Michael FrisbyStevens & Bolton LLP

Stevens & Bolton LLP‘s commercial litigation team advises clients in sectors including energy, retail and pharmaceuticals, including large multinationals. The firm’s Guildford office has one of the largest teams in the South East, led by Sarah Murray. Murray offers clients a ‘reassuring grasp of cases’, and handles disputes both through arbitration and in the High Court. Michael Frisby is particularly experienced in international arbitration, while Andrew Quick specialises in professional negligence and franchising disputes. Richard King continues to be involved in larger cases. Associate Catherine Penny is also recommended by clients for her ‘high degree of professionalism’.