Michael Frisby


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Michael Frisby

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 included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for his work in litigation. 

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. Michael is Chairman of the South East Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

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