Shoshana is a Legal Director specialising in the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law matters and legal issues relating to partnerships, LLPs and their members. Shoshana advises across a number of sectors, including the financial, legal and other professional services sectors. She has particular experience advising individuals and firms on exit and entry arrangements. Shoshana has led high value, sensitive and highly charged matters to a successful conclusion through both the Employment Tribunals and alternative dispute resolution.
Shoshana acts for employers, employees, senior executives, partners, members, LLPs, partnerships and professional service firms.
Her recent experience includes advising on retirement, expulsion, unfair dismissal, performance management, reorganisations, entitlements during partnership and obligations on exit, restrictive covenants, profit-sharing and remuneration structures, discrimination, whistle-blowing, fiduciary duties and duties of good faith.
Shoshana has significant experience negotiating and improving settlement terms for sensitive disputes involving senior personnel. She has a keen interest and wealth of experience advising on discrimination issues, flawed decision-making processes and data subject requests. She has also developed expertise in disputes involving private members’ clubs and religious institutions.
Shoshana devised a unique and highly engaging interactive equality training programme for employer clients, which was launched in 2018. Her article on avoiding discrimination in the workplace was published in Personnel Today.
Shoshana combines professionalism and commercial awareness with compassion. She addresses both legal and personal issues, always looking to provide a responsive and reliable service. Shoshana focuses on understanding her clients’ goals so that she can provide tailored strategies to achieve their objectives.
Shoshana recognises the importance of being able to explain complex legal concepts in a straightforward and accessible manner. Shoshana regularly analyses and interprets complex contractual terms and remuneration structures, bringing the relevant practical aspects to her clients’ attention Shoshana is noted for her patient and sincere approach and exemplary service. She has a particular interest in seeking to find practical and commercial resolutions protecting clients’ interests now and in the future.
Shoshana has been ranked as an Associate to Watch in Chambers & Partners, and was ranked as a Rising Star by the Legal 500 (2020) and was mentioned as a “key contact” at Fox & Partners by the Legal 500 (2017) and Super Lawyers 2015 ranked Shoshana as a Rising Star for Employment Law.
Appointments, Associations and Memberships
Shoshana is a committee member of the Up and Coming Association of Partnership Practitioners and enjoys chairing workshops and panel discussions on a variety of partnership topics. Shoshana is also a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Association and enjoys taking a leading role on charity committees. Shoshana has been appointed to various selection committees to assist with the recruitment of senior appointments and Rabbinic posts.
Shoshana joined Fox & Partners in 2013 from the employment team of a Magic Circle law firm. Shoshana became a Senior Associate in 2016 and has over 10 years’ experience in employment law and 6 years’ experience advising on partnership law.
“I would like to thank you both for your calm and assured counsel throughout, to the extent that what promised to be pretty gruesome, turned out to be manageable and at times even enjoyable, really! I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.”
“Shoshana, Thank you for your counsel and energy these past few days concluding the agreement with my employer. I appreciate your flexibility to help conclude matters and deeply value your advice on the relevant clauses and risks.”
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you both [Shoshana and Ronnie] for your support, guidance and hard work over the last few months. I have been very relieved to have you looking after me through what has been an extremely challenging time for me. Your strategic advice, insights and reassurance have been invaluable and I will always be grateful for the sensitivity you have shown to me. I could not have managed to navigate these difficult discussions, or deal with these last few months, without your support and reassurance.”
“Your service was exemplary and I thank you for your assistance….”
“Thank you again to you and Ronnie for all your help and especially to you for your support and patience. I wouldn’t have got to this point without you both.”
“Shoshana, thank you for your advice, professionalism and sincere manner in which you helped me through a difficult process.”
“Considering the circumstances, dealing with you has made the whole saga somewhat less difficult than I anticipated. Thank you for your support, your advice and confidence through these discussions, you have been invaluable.”
“Shoshana, I wanted to thank you so much for your time it made me feel more powerful and smarter about the process.”
“The team of Catriona Watt and Shoshana Bacall were exceptionally good, both personable and professional and appeared to collaborate well. Shoshana delves deep into issues with great attention to detail. She is very impressive.” (Legal 500 2024 – Partnership)
“She has encyclopaedic knowledge of partnership law and a knack for identifying and distilling the key issues of a case.” (Chambers 2024 – Partnership)
“Shoshana understood my needs and priorities well. She focused the work and advice accordingly, offering practical solutions in key areas.” (Chambers 2024 – Partnership)
“Shoshana works incredibly hard, spots everything there is to spot and thinks two steps ahead in terms of strategy.” “She is exceptionally diligent and all over the papers on a case. She can talk through and take really difficult points.” (Chambers 2023 – Partnership)