City law firm Fox Williams LLP has strengthened its international employment offering with the appointment of diversity and discrimination expert Audrey Williams. Audrey joins following a successful 25 year career at Eversheds and is Fox Williams’ fourth partner hire this year.
Audrey has extensive experience of working with major international corporates, advising on a wide range of issues from diversity to strategic board room issues. She brings unique experience as a litigator and tribunal advocate, and has particular expertise in handling large complex tribunal cases including class actions and complex claims of discrimination. In addition, Audrey has advised regulatory and government departments on emerging and new employment legislation proposals, including the EU’s Gender Directive.
Audrey Williams, commenting on her appointment, said: “Fox Williams has an established reputation within the City for providing exceptional service to clients on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. The Employment team is highly specialist including business immigration advice which complements my international practice. My experience and background will complement this offering, and I’m excited to join the firm as it continues its rapid expansion.”
In addition, Adèle Standard joins the Employment team as an Associate from Ghersons to strengthen Fox Williams’ immigration and nationality practice.
Jane Mann, Head of Employment, comments: “I’m delighted to welcome both Audrey and Adèle to our Employment and Immigration practice. Audrey is our seventh Employment partner as we expand the practice to meet increasing client demand. Audrey’s substantial experience will cement our reputation as one of the City’s leading employment teams”.
The firm is also delighted to announce four recent promotions to the newly created role of Legal Director. This is in recognition of technical excellence and will enable these Legal Directors to focus on great client service and building strong relationships with key clients.
- Sona Ganatra, Financial Services Regulatory and White Collar Crime
- David Murphy, Employment
- Howard Taylor, Corporate
- Sean Williams, Corporate
These appointments reflect Fox Williams’ continued investment in high calibre lawyers and our growth in core practice areas and specific industry sectors.