Colin Gibson, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
I am head of dispute resolution at Fieldfisher and a partner in our London office. I help clients to get results in commercial disputes.
I have broad experience in commercial disputes, domestically and internationally. My key expertise is in commercial/corporate disputes, construction/technical disputes, domestic and international trade disputes and defamation.
My work can make a huge difference to my clients. In one of my cases I led a team involved in making new law in Jersey in relation to the circumstances in which a trust will be set aside by the court. The trust had been set up on negligent advice. More important than the new law was the significant tax saving made by my client (a very high net worth individual) on having the trust set aside. It is important to my clients that I look for innovative answers to difficult problems.
I have been published in The Lawyer, New Law Journal, Entertainment Law Review and Solicitors Journal on a variety of litigation and arbitration issues as well as being interviewed by both the Guardian and the Independent on libel matters.
I have appeared live on BBC television and radio discussing litigation and defamation issues as well as speaking recently at both the British Turkish Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association.
Languages spoken: French (conversational).
I am the firm's LGBT Champion and strong advocate of diversity in the profession. In my spare time I play Sunday League football and talk about taking up again my childhood pastime of sailing.
'An excellent negotiator' Legal 500 2014.