Firm described as “Savvy and calm in the way they work, they are up there with the very best partnership firms” and “their focus on partnership and LLP matters in the financial sector really make them stand out”.
The leading legal directory the Legal 500 this week published its guide to the UK legal profession for 2020. Fox & Partners is praised as, “A small team with great expertise in partnership and employment“, and that “they are really focused on the client, and great to have in your corner” . Ranked as a leading firm for both partnership and employment work, its partners are listed as leading individuals, while founder Ronnie Fox is once again listed in The Legal 500 UK Hall of Fame.
The guide’s entries say:
Partnership – ranked: tier 2
Fox & Partners‘ practitioners are most noted for handling domestic and cross-border litigation. Although the firm is active across the professional services sphere, it has built specific expertise in the financial services sector, where it handles cases involving the impact of partner expulsions on carried interest arrangements. Partner exit negotiations are another area of strength, particularly in situations where there are conduct or performance issues. In addition, the group is also well-known for bringing and defending discrimination and whistleblowing allegations. Catriona Watt, who specialises in contentious departures and arrivals, co-heads the team with Caroline Field, who is an expert in bullying and harassment cases. Dean Fuller undertakes both contentious and advisory work, and he regularly advises LLP members and partners on regulatory and corporate restraints on their operations. Other important team members include founding partner Ronnie Fox, who is known for partnership disputes, and senior associate Shoshana Bacall, whose growing practice consists of partner exits and team moves.
Practice head(s): Catriona Watt; Caroline Field
Other key lawyers: Ronnie Fox; Dean Fuller; Shoshana Bacall
‘A small team with great expertise in partnership and employment. They are really focused on the client, and great to have in your corner. Good strategic thinking alongside their litigation skills. Their focus on partnership and LLP matters in the financial sector really make them stand out.‘
‘A hugely knowledgeable team dealing with the whole range of partnership and employment matters. Savvy and calm in the way they work, they are up there with the very best partnership firms.’
‘Caroline Field and Catriona Watt are both great – efficient, super with clients and a delight to work with. Both are partners who really take the lead and go the extra mile for clients.’
Hall of Fame
Next Generation Partners
London: Human Resources
Employment: Senior Executives
Employment: senior executives – ranked: tier 4
Fox & Partners provides employment advice to senior executives, with a focus on clients in the professional, financial and insurance services sectors. It is regularly instructed in connection with senior executive departures following allegations of misconduct or poor performance. Team heads Ivor Adair and Caroline Field are known for their litigation expertise.
Practice head(s): Ivor Adair, Caroline Field
Other key lawyers: Catriona Watt, Ronnie Fox
‘Highly specialist team of employment lawyers, who are technically skilled and focused on their clients’ needs.
‘Ivor Adair is calm under pressure and a pleasure to work with.’
‘Ronnie Fox is one of the doyens of employment and partnership law.’
‘Extremely strong boutique firm able to handle cases of significant complexity and reach at short notice. The team demonstrates exceptional commitment, versatility and judgment. They regularly go toe-to-toe with the best known operators in the field and their track record speaks for itself.’
‘Catriona Watt has exceptional judgment and client skills.’
‘Ivor Adair is one of the most legally astute and technically gifted partners in the market.’
‘Fox & Partners handle high-end senior executive work both in the employment and the partnership context. They are a leading London boutique firm in this market.’
‘Ivor Adair has a creative legal mind; good at hard-edged legal challenges but also has a very compassionate and sympathetic bedside manner with clients.’
‘Catriona Watt is enthusiastic and very committed to fighting for the best outcomes for clients.’
‘A small team with great expertise. They are really focussed on the client, and great to have in your corner. Good strategic thinking alongside their litigation skills. Their focus on partnership and LLP matters in the financial sector really make them stand out.’
‘Caroline Field and Catriona Watt are both great – efficient, super with clients and a delight to work with. Both are partners who really take the lead and go the extra mile for clients. Ivor Adair is a great lawyer and well organised litigator.’