Michael Frisby

Michael Frisby


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Michael trained in London and joined Stevens & Bolton LLP in 1990. He became a partner in 1997.

He deals with litigation, arbitration, adjudication and Alternative Dispute Resolution and provides risk management advice for clients in a variety of sectors including manufacturing and distribution, life sciences, construction and engineering, IT, and insurance. 

His reported cases include:

  • Combined Power -v- European Development Company - acting for a power company in claims under contract for installation of CHP units and energy supply.
  • Temple Legal Protection –v- QBE - concerning the meaning of a phrase commonly found in Lloyd’s Non-Marine Binding Authority Agreements and agent’s entitlement to conduct run-off.
  • Cable & Wireless -v- IBM and Compass Management Consulting - defending 3rd party benchmarker, following whose report Cable & Wireless sued IBM for approximately £160 million and against whom IBM sought an indemnity.

He is ranked as a “leader in the field” by Chambers UK. It says “Very fine lawyer, Michael Frisby enjoys a healthy reputation for his work across litigation, international arbitration and ADR. He represents a particularly good choice for clients in the IT, insurance, construction and life sciences arenas".

Michael is also listed as a “leading individual” in the current edition of The Legal 500, which refers to him as “Sharp”. He is also recommended in the current edition of Legal Experts.

Michael is a CEDR Accredited Mediator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the British Insurance Law Association and of the Technology and Construction Solicitors Association. He has acted as a court appointed supervising solicitor on the execution of search orders and has taken arbitral appointments.

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