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Partner, Dispute Resolution

Rico Dexiades

Rico is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution department.

Rico has built up considerable experience in advising clients on international and domestic commercial litigation disputes and arbitration. He has handled, and continues to handle, proceedings in the Court of Appeal, the Chancery and King’s Bench Divisions (including the Commercial Court and Business and Property Court) of the High Court, which are often complex, high value and include a multi-jurisdictional element.

Rico brings a focus on trying to get a commercial solution that is quick, keeps legal costs down as much as possible whilst also providing clear and frank advice on both the strategies available to his clients, and the implications. This approach allows the focus to then be on obtaining the best available result for his clients. Rico has been described by his clients as tenacious in looking after their legal interests and delivering innovative solutions.

Rico Dexiades

Specialisms & expertise

  • International and domestic commercial disputes, which are often complex, high value and sometimes with a multi-jurisdictional element
  • Contractual disputes
  • Company disputes involving shareholders, partners and directors.
  • Insolvency disputes
  • High value debt recovery
  • Professional negligence claims, including claims against Solicitors and Accountants
  • 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
  • Expertise in various forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), including international arbitration proceedings, ad-hoc arbitration proceedings and mediation.

Examples of work

Representing a further education college and successfully

Representing a leading construction company

Acting for a Claimant to stop and unmask the perpetrators behind a campaign of online harassment via Facebook

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

Representing a leading housing association in the South East of England

Acting for the successful Respondent in a multi-million pound international arbitration

Acting for the creditor company in recovering a portfolio of debts from hundreds of debtors

Acting for the Respondents to defend unfair prejudice proceedings

Achievements & other appointments

Rico has been consistently recommended in the leading independent guides to the legal profession.

Rico is recognised by The Legal 500 as a ‘key lawyer’ within the Dispute Resolution team, and has been individually ranked as a ‘Rising Star’. He has been described in the Legal 500 as ‘a definite Rising Star. As a litigator, he has developed unerring instincts for the critical details of complex situations, and has a very strong sense of commercial realities of litigation for his clients. He is measured and unflappable and clients undoubtedly appreciate his diligent approach’ and ‘Rico Dexiades and his team have been very helpful and the guidance received has always been 100%.’

Rico is also recognised and personally ranked in Chambers and Partners UK as an ‘Associate to Watch’. He has been described in Chambers UK that ‘clients appreciate his hard work and genuine commercial insight’.

 

Rico Dexiades, Chambers 2024 The Legal 500 Rising Star

Education

Rico obtained an Honours Degree in Law and completed the Legal Practice Course at a London University in 2012. Rico went on to join a niche Dispute Resolution firm where he completed his training contract and was admitted as a solicitor in 2014. Rico is also fluent in written and spoken Greek.

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