Charles Fussell & Co LLP was established in 2007 as a boutique litigation firm. The firm’s expertise is in commercial litigation often involving multiple jurisdictions and high value claims. This is complemented by our media litigation practice which includes a wealth of reputation management experience. We also undertake all forms of alternative dispute resolution and advise clients on ways to avoid disputes.

The firm is led by former barrister and Herbert Smith litigator, Charles Fussell, with support from solicitors and staff with litigation experience gained from leading City firms. We believe in staffing cases with small and efficient teams and focusing our efforts on problem solving and understanding the commercial context of the dispute.

The firm combines the expertise of a City firm with the more hands-on, partner-led and cost-effective approach of a boutique firm. As the firm focuses only on contentious matters we are much less constrained than our competitors on the type of entity we can act against. Commercial conflicts are becoming an ever increasing problem with many larger law firms and we pride ourselves on being conflict-free.

We regularly instruct Counsel from the leading sets of Chambers across the firm’s specialisms. The firm has good links with leading litigation service providers, including forensic accountants, e-disclosure providers and crisis/litigation PR firms. We are particularly adept at working with retained advisors and as part of multiparty and multidisciplinary teams. We have significant experience of working alongside many of the leading UK and US firms in large and complex cases.


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