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Fox Williams LLP is ‘absolutely superb’ in drafting partnership arrangements, increasingly on the international stage, and is well-equipped to advise on the regulatory issues at each stage of the life-cycle of a partnership.
(Legal 500, 2017)

Tina Williams is known for the ‘high level of personal commitment’ she devotes to her work
(Legal 500, 2017)

Daniel Sutherland has ‘excellent knowledge’ of LLPs and law firm regulation regularly acts for international law firms
(Legal 500, 2017)

"A fantastic, top-notch team of great depth and breadth."
(Chambers UK, 2017)

 “Highly experienced, comprehensive partnership offering, particularly well known for its handling of complex strategic issues, including the establishment of legal practices in the UK. Also noted for its mastery of contentious individual and team moves and of partnership dissolution management.” 
(Chambers UK, 2017)

"They're very dedicated to client service which is very important to us, and they work at the same speed as we do."
(Chambers, 2017)

Tina Williams is generally acknowledged as a “complete expert in this field”, set apart by her “extraordinary depth of knowledge and experience, especially for bigger picture, strategic issues” on the non-contentious side, including cross-jurisdictional mergers. Sources also prize her as “an experienced, measured and calm voice in the noise of stressful situations: she tells you how it is.”
(Chambers UK, 2017)

''They specialise in the area, which helps us because of the increasing focus on the international aspects of partnership matters. They have deep specialisation and know the laws in different jurisdictions and have sensitivity to tax issues. They offer a strategic overview globally.''
(Chambers UK, 2016)

“Deep, experienced and highly knowledgeable group operating at the forefront of the market. Particular expertise in LLP conversions and documentation and the establishment of London offices for international firms, along with team moves and strategic management advice.” (Chambers, 2016)

‘Very responsive, clear and concise, straight-talking – you get it as you need to hear it’.
(Chambers UK, 2016)

Tina Williams is a “Star Individual”.
(Chambers UK, 2015)

Fox Williams LLP has ‘some of the strongest performers in non-contentious structuring matters and partnership-related litigation’. These include Tina Williams, Douglas Preece, Daniel Sutherland, and the ‘highly effective, entrepreneurial and people-focused’ Gavin Foggo.
(Legal 500, 2015)

Gavin Foggo is "one of the very best partnership litigators." he "tries his best to reduce the heat and acrimony that is being produced, to try and get to as sensible and good an answer as you can."
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'Tina Williams is an outstanding partnership lawyer and a client states:  "We have every confidence in her judgement and legal ability. We go to her as our first port of call."
(Chambers UK, 2015)

"I can't speak highly enough of Daniel Sutherland. He's a detailed guy, strategic in how he thinks about things, and has energy but a sense of calm about him."
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'Hailed as one of the country's leading partnership practices'
(Chambers UK, 2015)

"Superb. Very good outfit, strength and depth."
(Chambers UK, 2015)

"What's characteristic in that firm is they're very realistic about how to achieve the right result. They navigate the sensitive areas of the law and they have a strong legal capability."
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'Tina Williams is lauded as "hugely experienced, thoughtful, and highly conscientious on both contentious and transactional matters"'.
(Legal 500, 2014)

'Fox Williams LLP attracts praise for its "constructive approach to deals, industry knowledge, and value for money"'.
(Legal 500, 2014)

‘Partnership powerhouse covering the gamut of contentious and non-contentious matters. Specific expertise in regulatory and alternative business structure advice, and in assisting US firms with UK partnership law.’
(Chambers UK, 2014)

"Top-notch in my opinion. World-class."
(Chambers UK, 2014)

"The lawyers are really good with working to tight deadlines - they aren't phased by them. If anything, they surpassed expectations."
(Chambers UK, 2014)

‘The "phenomenal" Tina Williams has an outstanding reputation for non-contentious partnership matters, and earns exceptional praise for her talents on the structuring side. She advises a number of overseas clients on cross-border partnership issues. Sources say: "Clients get confidence from the fact they can trust her judgement. She's very measured." Williams' partnership agreements are esteemed as "velvet handcuffs: very easy to put on, impossible to get out of."’
(Chambers UK, 2014)

‘Gavin Foggo is a superb litigator, involved in partnership disputes and arbitrations, predominantly on the side of the individual. His long-term experience in this area is particularly valued, with one client asserting that "he has a very holistic view – he always has the end goal in mind."’
(Chambers UK, 2014)

‘Daniel Sutherland is described as "experienced beyond his years." He is building up expertise in advising on cross-border partnership matters and regulatory issues involving alternative business structures.’
(Chambers UK, 2014)

‘Fox Williams LLP is “one of the traditional market leaders”. Tina Williams is “undoubtedly and deservedly at the top of the tree for non-contentious matters”, and also has “huge ability on the contentious side”. Gavin Foggo is “simply one of the best litigators in the business”. The team as a whole “impresses with its professionalism, especially when it comes to meeting deadlines on complex matters”, and even smaller clients “feel treated as the top priority” and “appreciate the extra hand-holding”. The firm acts for individuals as well as for firms such as Stewarts Law LLP.’
(Legal 500, 2013)

Tina Williams is listed as a leading individual. 
(Legal 500, 2013)

This substantial practice offers top-quality advice across the full spectrum of partnership matters, with particular emphasis on the legal services sector. The team has notable experience in advising foreign firms on establishing themselves in the UK, and acts for a number of major US law firms in London. It is also increasingly active in restructurings and alternative business solutions. The group frequently handles contentious matters, and has expertise in arbitration and litigation. Key clients include Clyde & Co, Smiths Gore, Stewarts Law and Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold.
(Chambers UK, 2013)

Gavin Foggo is praised by clients as a "sensible" lawyer who "can be a tough litigator if he needs to be." According to sources, "he's not interested in wasting time or money, and tries to get to the crux of the matter very rapidly. He is commercial, has great judgement, and is very responsive."'
(Chambers UK, 2013)

"Impressive" contentious practitioner Tina Williams has an excellent reputation for her work on corporate matters. Interviewees say she "is extremely proficient, gains her clients' confidence quickly and understands business and commercial realities."
(Chambers UK, 2013)

Another key associate at the firm, Daniel Sutherland offers in-depth understanding of regulatory issues relating to US law firms.
(Chambers UK, 2013)

“Outstanding service, and they respond promptly.”
(Chambers UK, 2012)

“They know how to structure management going forward – it’s not just the legal issues, but also the practical issues.”
(Chambers UK, 2012)

“The Fox Williams team is “both technically and commercially first-rate” and is valued for its “exemplary” service and “meticulous” attention to detail. The legal services sector is an area of specialism.”
(Legal 500, 2012)

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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