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Mickaela Fox



Mickaela has over 27 years’ PQE and became a Partner in 2005. She specialises in solicitors’, accountants’ and valuers’ indemnity claims and regulatory work, as well as dealing with a range of matters often involving novel issues – for example, defending arbitrators and dealing with insurance advice and disputes involving sporting bodies. Mickaela has acted for a number of top legal firms and has an established reputation for her skill and expertise in the conduct of complex, high value cases. Clients describe her as ‘incredibly dynamic and resourceful when fighting their corner’

Mickaela has acted for a number of large national firms and is well regarded for her skill and expertise in the conduct of complex, high-value indemnity cases. Over the years she has advised on all types of lawyer’s liability claims, including claims involving complex trusts arrangements, taxation, banking, property, fraud, group litigation, consumer protection, personal injury/clinical negligence and, in more recent times, cybercrime.

Mickaela is frequently retained to advise on coverage issues pertaining to professional indemnity policies. She is also acts as a consultant to law firms who require compliance advice as part of the Compli team. She was responsible for the launch of the firm’s risk management consultancy service for lawyers and has been instrumental in the development and growth of Compli.

For many years Mickaela has chaired the Liverpool Law Society’s Regulatory Committee. In that role she has been responsible for preparing the Society’s responses to consultation papers issued by the SRA, including those setting out fundamental changes to the way the profession is regulated.

Notable cases

  • Brien v Irwin Mitchell [2017] EWHC 742;
  • T v (1) v (2) W (3) A [2017] EWHL 565; and
  • Robert Griffin v David George Wainwright 2015-003467 (18/08/17).

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