Shiv is a Senior Associate specialising in employment and partnership law.

Shiv advises on a range of contentious and non-contentious workplace issues for companies, LLPs, professional partnerships, senior executives and partners. Shiv advises clients on employment law matters and also has experience in other areas of law such as partnership disputes.

Shiv trained at Allen & Overy and qualified as a solicitor in 2014. He joined Fox & Partners in 2019 to work on contentious employment and partnership disputes work. Prior to joining Fox & Partners, Shiv practised at another top London firm.

On senior executive matters, Shiv has acted for individuals from a variety of different sectors, such as financial services, private equity, technology and retail. Shiv has advised clients on very sensitive disputes in situations involving high profile, public figures. Shiv is particularly interested in team moves and advising individual partners or groups of partners on how to exit a business and providing them with pragmatic advice on restrictive covenants. Shiv recently acted for a senior equity partner at a leading law firm who was moving to a competitor firm and needed urgent advice on his rights and obligations.

On the employer side, Shiv has assisted employers such as large technology companies, accounting firms and barristers’ chambers. Shiv’s work has included drafting and advising on various types of employment documentation, including service agreements, employment contracts, staff handbooks and policies. Shiv has also guided clients on performance management processes and how to exit employees from a business quickly, quietly and with minimal risk.

Shiv gives clear, commercial and easy-to-understand advice to all his clients. Shiv joined Fox & Partners in 2019 and prior to this, he practised at another top London firm. Shiv trained at a Magic Circle law firm in London and qualified as a solicitor in 2014.

Appointments, Associations and Memberships

Shiv is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Association of Partnership Practitioners.

Client testimonials

Shiv Raja is a fantastic associate, so efficient and capable.” (Legal 500 2024 – Partnership)

Shiv Raja is very approachable and practical.” (Legal 500 2024 – Partnership)

“Shiv is super capable and effective. He is very thoughtful and thinks everything through.” (Chambers 2024 – Employment)

“Shiv not only lays everything out for me to understand but is available on multiple occasions. He provides excellent advice and is very considerate of my concerns.” (Chambers 2024 – Employment)

Shiv Raja has what it takes to be one of the greats in employment law – but he will do it without ostentation.” (Legal 500 2023 – Partnership)

“Shiv is very responsive and pragmatic” (Chambers 2023 – Employment)

“He is dedicated, he gets good results for clients, he is thorough and he is on the ball.” “He is smart, very organised, effective and courteous and I can rely on him to get things done.” (Chambers 2022 – Employment)

“Catriona Watt – extremely experienced and savvy adviser. Trusted by very senior clients to steer a steady course across tricky legal landscapes and rapidly evolving situations. Shiv Raja – technically gifted associate who is exceptionally good at drafting.” (Legal 500 2022 – Partnership)