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Testimonials:
“Ultra-smart, he supported a very successful claim for us that delivered a significant upside multiple on his fees.“… “the first legal professional I have worked with who puts wanting to find a solution to the client’s problem before anything else, I wish I had met him four years ago.”…“Thank you for yesterday, great result. I can confirm that Mr [Client] is delighted”… “service and care throughout has been exceptional and value for money”… “I cannot thank you enough you have been fantastic and I could not have asked for a better result!“…”your help and advice, tempered with a healthy dose of realism, which enabled me to reach a deal and put an end to the stress of the last 10 months.”… “dedication to ensure a fair and just hearing. I am gratefully indebted to you“…”a masterclass in advocacy”

Overview:
I help businesses and professionals resolve their legal problems.

Having previously been a successful business owner, and for nearly 20 years involved with law, my unique commercial and legal experience enables me to provide solution focussed, holistic and pragmatic advice. I strive for consensus, and consensual dispute resolution but make robust and grounded decisions when consensus is beyond reach.

Business, Commercial and Technology:
Prior to qualifying in law, I was a money market trader in the City of London before setting up, growing and successfully selling three technology start-up businesses. For over 13 years I was an equity holding director of one of the UK’s leading online price comparison websites.

Examples of how I have helped my clients include helping a business and its supplier resolve a long-standing dispute so successfully that they entered into a new two year supplier contract, a technology business resolve its professional negligence claim with its accountants, a senior account director at a recruitment firm settle their unfair dismissal claim, two business partners settle a four year shareholder dispute, a solicitor settle a claim by a medico legal report writing supplier.

My clients appreciate my focus on problem solving and finding solutions to legal issues and disputes. I am at my best at times when clients are facing crisis or radical change where they benefit from my strategic and analytical focus and calm approach.

I can help with everything small or medium sized businesses need:

General business and commercial law
Shareholder, director and board disputes
IT, Technology, online and disruption
Employment
Insolvency


Professional Regulation, Conduct and Discipline:
I have represented professionals and regulators from a wide span of specialisms including senior executives and directors, accountants, solicitors, doctors, surveyors, education and health care.

I have acted or investigated for organisations and clients facing a wide span of conduct allegations including sexual misconduct, dishonesty, clinical and language competency before tribunals of first instance, appeals and at the High Court.

I have over 13 years’ experience having chaired, sat on or case presented fitness to practice hearings for regulators including the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Construction Industry Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (General Medical Council) and others. I am a member of the Association for Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers. I have been chair of the board of an educational establishment and a non-exec and audit chair of a large NHS organisation that commissions over £500 million of healthcare services for over 369,000 patients.

I have delivered board and panel training to a number of leading regulators and regulated commercial organisations in the UK and abroad and has re-written of a number of codes of conduct including for statutory regimes requiring approval by the relevant Secretary of State.

I am available to investigate, advise or represent organisations or registrants, act as case presenter or legal assessor in respect of any of the following:

Conduct or represent those involved with disciplinary, misconduct and grievance investigations
Interim orders hearings
Substantive misconduct, conviction and health cases
Substantive order reviews
Registration appeals
Appeals against panel findings

For more information: https://www.robinsomerville.co.uk/portfolio/technology-legal-advice-and-disputes/

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