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Specialisms & expertise:

  • Media and communication disputes, including defamation (libel and slander) and privacy claims
  • Reputation management, including working with PR agents as part of a wider reputation management strategy
  • Harassment and misuse of private information claims
  • Applying for and resisting injunction applications
  • High value debt recovery
  • Contractual disputes
  • Company disputes involving shareholders, partners and directors
  • Insolvency disputes
  • Professional negligence claims, including claims against Solicitors and Accountants
  • International and domestic commercial disputes, which are often complex, high value and sometimes with a multi-jurisdictional element

Rico also has expertise in various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including UNCITRAL international arbitration proceedings, ad-hoc arbitration proceedings and mediation.

Client stories & examples of work

  • Representing a further education college and successfully, at the first attempt, securing undertakings from the Defendant to refrain from making any further harassing, intimidating and defamatory statements, or from trespassing on the college’s premises in the future.
  • Representing a leading construction company to pursue defamation proceedings and securing undertakings from the Defendant to cease and desist from making any further harassing, intimidating or defamatory statements, together with an apology to the directors of our client.
  • Representing a leading design and manufacturing company in respect of prospective defamation proceedings threatened against it, and negotiating the withdrawal of the threats.
  • Acting for a Claimant to stop and unmask the perpetrators behind a campaign of online harassment via Facebook; successfully obtaining an urgent injunction to stop the harassment and secure the details of the perpetrator behind the campaign of harassment. Subsequently assisting the Crown Prosecution Service with the information gathered from the civil matter, to pursue criminal proceedings against the perpetrators.
  • Successfully resisting winding up proceedings commenced against a leading construction company.
  • Acting for the Defendant in a professional negligence claim in respect of alleged negligent tax advice with the pleaded quantum running to many millions of pounds. The judgment established important principles as to whether an advisor who gives correct advice about the construction of statute is nevertheless negligent if they do not provide more than a "general health warning" that they might be wrong. Successfully defended the claim at trial which was subsequently appealed to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
  • Representing a leading housing association in the South East of England in respect of prospective breach of contract proceedings, and negotiating a successful settlement.
  • Acting for the successful Respondent in a multi-million pound international arbitration involving allegations of breach of contract and bad faith.
  • Acting for the creditor company in recovering a portfolio of debts from hundreds of debtors, involving the use of many different enforcement methods most appropriate and effective.

Types of client

Rico works with a wide range of domestic and international clients, including large companies, charities, education establishments, high-profile media personalities and local individuals and businesses.

Achievements & other appointments

Rico is recognised by the Legal 500 as a ‘key lawyer’. Rico is part of the firm’s Dispute Resolution team that is praised by clients in the Legal 500 and Chambers guides for being “an exceptional team” with “a client-centred ethos and commitment to good service”.

Profile

Rico graduated with a degree in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course at London Metropolitan University in 2012. Rico went on to join a niche litigation firm where he successfully completed his training contract in 2014. Rico joined Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Dispute Resolution department in 2018. Rico is fluent in written and spoken Greek.

Rico assisted us in preparing to defend an unusual claim. Rico demonstrated a thorough understanding of all of the relevant issues and explained them clearly. He was very effective in taking on board our comments and also highlighting the risks, plus ensuring we responded to the other side in a timely manner. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rico for similar engagements.

Client

Despite numerous attempts over the previous six months to recover a substantial debt from a difficult debtor, we turned to Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Dispute Resolution team for help. Rico assessed our case and advised on a number of different options for pursuing the debtor, mindful of the need for the legal action to be cost effective. The agreed strategy was successful at the first attempt, resulting in us recovering 100% of the debt owed, including interest, which covered a majority of our legal costs. Thomson Snell & Passmore are a firm I would rather have on my side than against me. 

Client

From the very start of Rico being assigned to my case, Rico took charge of the matter and guided me through the process leaving no stone unturned, i would highly recommend Rico , top service from day one.

Client

I would just like say how pleased I was with the service provided by Thomson Snell & Passmore recently. At the outset I did have some reservations about pursuing a claim due to the difficult circumstances associated with my case. However, you and your colleagues provided the expertise and advice in such a professional yet friendly manner that I had confidence a successful outcome would be achievable.  I would like to thank you and all your colleagues at Thomson Snell & Passmore for your help in settling this matter for me and for making this difficult and, at times, very stressful process as straightforward as possible.

Joan Ward

We would highly recommend the services of Thomson Snell & Passmore. Our case was dealt with efficiently and effectively by Rico Dexiades who kept us informed at all times and brought the matter to a satisfactory & final conclusion.

Client

We could not be happier with the service delivered by Rico. His knowledge and understanding of our case and his ability to communicate and advise us when needed have been invaluable. We were glad to have him in our corner from start to finish. We would have no hesitation in recommending his services.

Client

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