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What others say about us

Fox Williams LLP is ‘quick to respond with relevant and practical advice’ 
Legal 500, 2017)

Phillip Hope ‘knows the law and the property market inside out’
(Legal 500, 2017)

Simon Smith is ‘focused and reliable’ 
(Legal 500, 2017)

‘Knowledgeable’ Elizabeth Ruff
(Legal 500, 2017)

"The firm offers client-focused, commercial advice." 
(Chambers UK, 2017)

"We are very impressed by the firm's attention to detail, speed of response and instantaneous appreciation of the task in hand. Their advice is commercial and pragmatic''.
(Chambers UK, 2016)

Simon Smith and associate Rebecca Evans are ‘great’, and Elizabeth Ruff is ‘prompt, accurate and helpful, with a refreshing personal touch’.
(Legal 500, 2015)

''Commercial pragmatism underpinned by strong legal advice."
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'Liz Ruff is "technically awesome and great fun to work with"
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'Simon Smith offers advice on a full range on property matters. Clients say "Whenever we have a question we call him and it's great, no problems at all. He is very dependable and we never have any issues with any advice he gives us."
(Chambers UK, 2015) 

Rebecca is "really good and efficient" 
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'"A gem of a team", Fox Williams LLP’s Simon Smith and Elizabeth Ruff are "wholeheartedly recommended as excellent"'.
(Legal 500, 2014)

‘Liz Ruff… Clients appreciate her "no-nonsense approach to all matters," saying she "deals with the important issues in a concise and effective way."’
(Chambers UK, 2014)

‘Simon Smith of Fox Williams LLP is "a real estate guru" with "decades of relevant experience,"’
(Chambers UK, 2014)

‘Fox Williams LLP’s “small team” is “good at understanding client requirements, very professional and highly approachable”.’
(Legal 500, 2013)

‘Practice head Elizabeth Ruff and senior associate Rebecca Watkins are “highly intelligent and extremely efficient”; Simon Smith is “pragmatic and commercial”; and associate Rebecca Evans is “always well informed”.’
(Legal 500, 2013)

‘Fox Williams is highly regarded for its property management advice, as well as advising clients on acquisitions and commercial tenancy matters. Clients say: "They have a very commercial attitude - they have an honest view of the risks but they are also willing to give an opinion of what a client should do." Key clients include Restaurants Etc, FM Global and National Instruments.’
(Chambers UK, 2013)

‘Clients praise Simon Smith for his "great property knowledge married to a no-nonsense commercial approach." He has been handling a range of tenancy matters, including representing FM Insurance Company in negotiations of an early surrender of lease.’
(Chambers UK, 2013)

‘Liz Ruff is described as a "real pleasure to work with." She recently advised Associates in Advertising on taking a new office tenancy in London.’
(Chambers UK, 2013)

‘This seven-lawyer team has been acting on a substantial volume of asset management work over the past year. It offers clients a wide variety of expertise and is adept at marshalling expertise from other departments as necessary; particularly corporate, tax and fashion. Formed in 2008, the team has been quick to establish itself in the London real estate market.’
(Chambers UK, 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