Filor Solicitors – who we are
Having initially spent 7 years working as part of a crime squad in South London with the Metropolitan Police, Chris left in 1989 joining a global executive search firm, Carre Orban & Partners, which subsequently merged to become part of Korn Ferry International.
Switching to a legal career in 1993 Chris qualified with a commercial law firm in Holborn; later joining a City based US law firm specialising in insurance law (Sedgwick LLP). In 1997 he moved to the West Country joining Womble Bond Dickinson LLP’s Exeter office.
Despite initially specialising in solicitors’ negligence and commercial disputes, by 1999 a significant proportion of his work had become employment law related.
Since establishing Filor Solicitors in 2005 Chris has continued to act for both corporates and individuals providing employment law advice, as well as dealing with both construction and commercial related disputes.
He is both a qualified solicitor advocate and mediator. He also holds a MSc (Merit) in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King’s College University, London.
He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, The Society of Construction Law, The Adjudication Society and The Pyramus & Thisbe Club.
Peter qualified as a solicitor in 1986, having studied law at Oxford University and completed articles with a City firm, Herbert Oppenheimer, Nathan & Vandyk.
Peter has always been involved in construction law, working in the litigation department of Oppenheimers. He subsequently moved to Speechly Bircham in 1988 where he stayed until 1993, providing both construction and commercial landlord and tenant advice to the firm’s banking, pension fund and property development clients.
In 1992 Peter decided to develop his construction law expertise by obtaining a MSc from the School of Physical Sciences and Engineering at King’s College, London.
He moved to the West Country, joining Stones Solicitors LLP in Exeter in February 1993. He built up the firm’s construction law department, resulting in it becoming recognised for construction law in Chambers Directory. In May 2000, he left Stones to start his own niche construction law firm, Alexander Paul.
After some 13 years practising construction law with his own practice he returned to Stones (now Trowers and Hamlins LLP) in September 2013, where he continued to practise construction law until December 2017.