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The ‘fantastic’ department at Fox Williams LLP is ‘extremely experienced’ and ‘efficient’ in handling contentious matters for both employers and senior executives.
(Legal 500, 2017)

Department head Jane Mann is rated as ‘one of the leading employment lawyers in London’
(Legal 500, 2017)

Clients single out ‘exceptional’ legal director David Murphy
(Legal 500, 2017)

‘Strong advocate’ Joanna Chatterton, who ‘never fails to offer measured advice’.
(Legal 500, 2017)

"They are very good at being proactive - they put on a load of seminars and tell their clients on a timely basis about changes in legislation and things they should be thinking about."
(Chambers UK, 2017)

''The firm provides a responsive, client focused operation''
(Chambers UK, 2016)

''What they are fantastic at is giving commercial, practical advice''
(Chambers UK, 2016)

Fox Williams LLP has an active contentious practice, and is commended for its ‘tough, pragmatic and no-fuss approach’. 
(Legal 500, 2015)

''They provide a brilliant service combining quality of advice with response times. They come back in a timely fashion, and they are effective and efficient in terms of turnaround without it being detrimental to the quality of advice."
(Chambers UK, 2015)

"They have got a very commercial approach to employment issues and a very good understanding of the commercial reality because they know that applying the law on the ground can be trickier than reading it out of a textbook."
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'Joanna Chatterton is "extremely easy to work with" and noted for "giving good advice and explaining things in a pragmatic, non-legalistic way"
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'Jane Mann "impresses with her ability to get to the crux of a matter" she is recommended for "complicated and high-risk matters because she has the experience to see things from a potential litigant's perspective."
(Chambers UK, 2015)

Matthew Davies is 'praised for his knowledge and experience.' 
(Chambers UK, 2015)

"Jane Mann's team frequently represents individual clients from the financial and professional services industries, particularly in relation to complex litigation."
(Chambers Global, 2014)

"They understand the subtleties of our industry and they're very discreet."
(Chambers UK, 2014)

"They are very supportive and explain the complexities of legislation in a very simple manner. They really put themselves out for us."
(Chambers UK, 2014)

"I think they're a terrific outfit - they're really high quality."
(Chambers UK, 2014)

‘Market commentators hold Jane Mann in high esteem on account of the "sensible and commercial view" she typically adopts. She is perceived to have a thorough understanding of the financial services sector and is a "major name within this arena."’
(Chambers UK, 2014)

Joanna Chatterton is said to operate a "very client-focused" practice and is deemed a "thoroughly professional practitioner."’
(Chambers UK, 2014)

‘Peers rate Matthew Davies of Fox Williams LLP for his work on corporate immigration. Clients value his experience and ability to build great relationships. Clients value his experience and ability to build great relationships.’
(Chambers UK, 2014)

‘Representing both employer and senior executives, Jane Mann’s team at Fox Williams LLP “has the gravitas to handle high-value and contentious claims”. Mark Watson gives “measured and consistent advice”, Joanna Chatterton provides “superlative client service”; and Joanne Owers is also recommended.’
(Legal 500, 2013)

Jane Mann is listed as a leading individual.
(Legal 500, 2013)

This team maintains a formidable reputation for its advice on the full array of employment matters to senior individuals and corporates in the City. It is singled out for praise for its astute handling of discrimination matters. The client list at this firm includes Domestic & General, Knight Capital Group and Bank Leumi (UK). One impressed client says "they are on the ball, highly thorough and always make themselves available.”

'Joanna Chatterton advises employers and senior executives on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters. Impressed clients praise her “clear, concise and responsive” style.'

'Jane Mann is “unflappable,” "highly responsive” and “finds pragmatic solutions,” clients say. She has particular strength in representing senior executives on sensitive and complex matters.'

'Mark Watson frequently handles TUPE, redundancies and restrictive covenant matters for clients. One satisfied client notes that “he is extremely professional, responsive, knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with at all times.”'
(Chambers UK, 2013)

Fox Williams is renowned for its representations of both senior executives and major employers, including Domestic & General, Pfizer and BHP Billiton. The group is praised for its ability to handle high-level, complicated claims and transactions. The team has a "brilliant knowledge of the law," say sources, "yet approaches things in a very human and understanding way."

"The group has a superb understanding of the practicalities of the workplace, is excellent at outlining the different risks and options and is fantastic at coming up with creative ideas."

'Jane Mann, head of the firm's employment practice, is considered one of the sector's top experts in representing both senior executives and employers. According to sources: "She has a really thorough understanding of the industry and is responsive, approachable and proactive." Colleague Joanna Chatterton is also well known for her senior executive and employer representation experience. She is particularly respected for her expertise in discrimination matters. Mark Watson is highlighted for his excellent non-contentious employment practice.'
(Chambers UK, 2012)

'Under the leadership of doyenne Jane Mann, Fox Williams LLP provides a "consistently superb service", and is noted for its technical understanding and strategic input. Mark Watson "makes you feel in expert hands", and Joanna Chatterton provides a "superlative client service". The firm advises both corporates and individuals, and the recruitment of Peter Wright enhances its regulatory capability. Clients include BHP Billiton, Chelsea FC, and a number of international law firms."
(Legal 500, 2012)

'Fox Williams LLP’s experience includes representing US clients on the interface between employment law and immigration compliance. Team head Matthew Davies handles sponsor licence applications and immigration audits."
(Legal 500, 2012)

'Fox Williams LLP excels in complex and groundbreaking litigation on behalf of individuals and organisations, making new law relating to PILON notices in Raphael Geys v Société Générale, and to retention of confidential information in another high-profile action in 2010. The team is valued for its "encyclopaedic knowledge of the law, and ability to innovate and to give clear, understandable, and authoritative advice". Practice head Jane Mann combines "a razor-sharp intellect and detailed knowledge of relevant case law with first-class negotiating skills and keen tactical awareness".
(Legal 500, 2011)

"FW is more personalized, efficient, reasonably priced and knowledgeable than most.  I would recommend FW without any reservations to anyone looking for a similar firm. "
(In-house counsel, US Investment Bank, 2011)

“on-the-ball, effective, savvy advice”
(Chambers UK, 2011)

"They combine excellent knowledge, great tactics and pragmatic solutions to problems”
(Chambers UK, 2011)

'“Jane Mann is very focused, thinks laterally and is a good strategist," according to sources. Joanna Chatterton is "reliable and dedicated." She has a particular strength in discrimination issues and is praised for her client-handling skills. Mark Watson "is a well-regarded employment lawyer who specialises in non-contentious matters.”'
(Chambers UK, 2010)

'"Tough opponent" Jane Mann won new clients Danaher International and Crest Nicholson in 2009.'
(Legal 500, 2010)

"...extremely effective, highlighted for their practical focus and technical know-how."
(The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2010)

“The service is tailored exactly to our needs”
(Chambers UK, 2010)

“The team is good at building long-term relationships with clients, who applaud the speedy service and responsive and flexible lawyers”
(Chambers UK, 2009)

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Accreditations

  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze