Ronnie is well-known for his expertise in negotiating departure arrangements, acting for employers, for employees, for professional firms and for individual partners. Many clients are in the financial and professional services sectors. Some partnership clients are themselves lawyers and law firms; others are involved in venture capital, private equity and asset management. Partners in professional firms often turn to Ronnie for advice on retirement and succession. In 2006 Ronnie founded the highly regarded practice which has become Fox & Partners.
The latest editions of the major independent guides to lawyers and law firms feature Ronnie..
- The Partnership section of The Legal 500 ranks Ronnie as a Leading Individual in the Hall of Fame (said by the publishers to highlight individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence, the law firm partners who are at the pinnacle of the profession). One of the criteria for entry to the Hall of Fame is to have been recognised by The Legal 500 as an elite leading lawyer for eight years.
- The UK-Wide Partnership section of Chamber & Partners Guide ranks Ronnie as a Senior Statesman for both contentious and non-contentious work; the editorial says, ““Amazing lawyer” Ronnie Fox is a renowned partnership expert with a strong track record representing clients in sensitive partnership disputes… [he offers] …. the benefit of his many years’ experience to clients, who praise his “strategic vision.” . The London Employment section of Chambers & Partners Guide also ranks Ronnie as a Senior Statesman for senior executive employment work; the editorial says, “Ronnie Fox is “very easy to work with and always accessible while being sensible and realistic,” according to clients. He has a wealth of experience advising senior employees on a full range of issues and is praised for “knowing his subject backwards”.
- In Who’s Who Legal for 2019 Ronnie is a Global Leader for Labour and Employment Law.
- The Best Lawyers (https://www.bestlawyers.com/Search?query=Ronnie%20Fox ) peer review publication has included Ronnie since 2009. He is listed in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom for both Employment Law and Partnership.
Ronnie’s contribution to the legal profession includes years of working closely with the Law Society of England and Wales (www.lawsociety.org.uk). He served on the Law Society’s Employment Law, Company Law, Council Membership and Remuneration Committees and was a member of the steering group which led to the formation of the Law Management Section of the Law Society.
The City of London Solicitors’ Company Distinguished Service Award was awarded to Ronnie after he chaired a Working Party on The Future of the Legal Profession. He is a Past Master of the Company and Past President of the City of London Law Society and continues to be a Member of the Court.
Ronnie founded the thriving multi-disciplinary Association of Partnership Practitioners (www.app.org.uk) in March 1998 and was its first Chairman; he is now an Honorary Life Member of the Association.
Many radio and TV broadcasts have featured Ronnie; he is often quoted in the legal and national press. Ronnie’s published work includes over 200 articles on legal and management topics together with:
Payments on Termination of Employment – three editions – Oyez Longman
Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the United Kingdom – Kluwer
Due Diligence, Disclosures and Warranties in the Corporate Acquisitions Practice: the United Kingdom – two editions – Graham and Trotman
International Business Transactions – Service Agreements for Multinational Corporate Executives in the United Kingdom – Kluwer
International Professional Practice – England & Wales – Chancery Law Publishing.
Professional Secrecy in Europe – England & Wales – Cambridge University Press.
Ronnie has attended and spoken at International Bar Association conferences all over the world (www.ibanet.org), participating in meetings of the Committees on Employment and Industrial Relations Law, Business Organisations, Law Firm Management and Professional Ethics. He is a past Chairman of the Senior Lawyers’ Committee.
Ronnie has a keen interest in motoring. For many years he was the motoring correspondent of City Solicitor (http://www.citysolicitormagazine.com ) .Between 2012 and 2018 Ronnie served on the Board of the Royal Automobile Club; he was a member of the Club’s Corporate Governance and Communications Committee.
His other interests outside the law include opera; theatre; cinema; skiing; swimming; scuba diving; and management studies. Ronnie has a passion for chocolate (he is a brand ambassador for Paul A. Young –www.paulayoung.co.uk), never misses an episode of The Archers (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qpgr) and enjoys buying traditional jewellery for his wife (https://www.searleandco.ltd.uk).
A couple of years ago the Law Society Gazette – the publication of record for solicitors in England and Wales – published a 2 page profile of Ronnie (https://www.lawgazette.co.uk/people/interview-ronnie-fox/5056437.article) describing him as “one of the UK’s most prominent employment lawyers”.