Ronnie is well-known for his expertise in negotiating departure arrangements, acting for employers and for employees, for professional firms and for individual partners. Many of Fox & Partners’ 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.
The most recent (Autumn 2018) editions of the independent guides to law firms (www.legal500.com. The Legal 500 says, “Fox & Partners’ ‘high-quality‘ team is noted for its ‘hands-on’ approach to contentious partnership matters”. In the Human Resources section, the editorial says, “Fox & Partners provides a fantastic service, has extremely good industry knowledge and is always available with excellent client focus and personal attention. The team’s expertise encompasses whistleblowing and discrimination claims, senior executive departures and recruitment issues.”
Ronnie is listed in The Legal 500 UK Hall of Fame 2018 for Partnership work and in Chambers UK as a Senior Statesperson for each of Partnership: Non-contentious, Partnership: Contentious and London Employment: Senior Executive.
Chambers UK says, “Respected employment and partnership law boutique with a long history in the market. Advises both partnerships and individual partners. ‘Amazing lawyer’ Ronnie Fox is a renowned partnership expert with a strong track record representing clients in sensitive partnership disputes. He continues to offer the benefit of his many years’ experience to clients, who praise his ‘strategic vision’, Boutique employment law firm offering expert advice to senior executives. Regularly instructed by high-profile individuals from the financial and professional services sectors. 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’.”
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 has 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.
Ronnie holds the City of London Solicitors’ Company Distinguished Service Award after chairing 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 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.
He has often broadcast on radio and television and been quoted in the legal and national press. His published work includes over 200 articles and book reviews 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.
In June 2018 Ronnie stood down from the Board of the Royal Automobile Club having served as a Director for the maximum permitted term of 6 years; he was also a member of the Club’s Corporate Governance and Communications Committee.
His interests outside the law include opera; theatre; cinema; skiing; swimming; scuba diving; motoring and management studies. Ronnie has a passion for chocolate (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).
The Law Society Gazette – publication of record to 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”.