Fladgate
Flatgate
Flatgate
Alice Morrissey

Alice Morrissey

Associate

I specialise in commercial litigation and arbitration. I have a wide range of experience in commercial disputes and act for UK-based and international clients across a range of sectors including financial and professional services, real estate and media.

About

I work across a variety of business sectors and a have wide range of experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. I also have experience in alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediation and expert determination. Most of my work has an international element.

I chose to specialise in dispute resolution because every dispute has a unique story and requires different skills. It is rewarding to be trusted by clients to present their side of the story in a persuasive and compelling way, and to be able to provide bespoke strategic advice in difficult circumstances.

I particularly enjoy getting to know my clients and developing a thorough understanding of their business or personal circumstances. For me, building strong relationships and identifying a client’s objectives right from the start of our involvement in a dispute are the key to devising practical and cost-effective solutions that achieve the best possible outcome.

Outside of work, I can usually be found eating, thinking or talking about food. I grew up close to the Jurassic coast in rural West Dorset and try to escape city life with my young family as often as possible.

Expertise

Working closely with clients to anticipate and deal with their business risks and objectives, we utilise the skills of a team of lawyers who are experienced in all types of dispute resolution. Our multi-national, bi-lingual team enables us to service clients wherever they are in the world while achieving the best results for their business.

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We have a track record for taking on complex, high value and cross-border disputes across a range of sectors. Our strong international focus is a key strength. Our team acts for corporates, high net worth individuals and other overseas lawyers. The practice is home to a several international desks including India and the Middle East.

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Our civil fraud & asset recovery team is described as 'innovative and nimble'. Its members include those with industry and regional experience as well having regulatory, trusts, employment and insolvency specialisms.

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We provide practical solutions in contentious and non-contentious situations involving financially distressed businesses through our corporate restructuring and insolvency group. The team advises insolvency practitioners, banks, other lending institutions, stakeholders, troubled companies, directors and individuals on a variety of corporate insolvency-related issues.

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Rapid growth and constant innovation in the way businesses and individuals use, store, trade and consume information and content are continually raising new business and legal issues. In the fast-changing media and technology sector, where many traditional approaches are under challenge, we believe that a combination of experience in contract preparation, negotiation and dispute resolution, and a detailed understanding of IP, regulatory and licensing issues are critical. Businesses require professional advisers who understand the myriad issues affecting the industry.

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Fladgate understands the changing nature and dynamics of the professional services sector, from structures such as LLPs or incorporations to mergers and joint ventures, enabling us to provide advice and insight that extends beyond the routine aspects of business.

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Experience

  • Acting for the Claimants in a high-profile claim against a major bank involving allegations of misrepresentation and fraud.
  • Acting for a development manager in an expert determination procedure concerning a large-scale development in London.
  • Acting for a commodities trader in an ICC arbitration concerning contractual disputes.
  • Advising trust beneficiaries in connection with a complex contentious trust restructuring.
  • Acting for the Claimants in a High Court claim against an international tax advisory firm involving allegations of professional negligence.

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