This month saw the release of the two leading independent guides to the UK legal profession, both of whom have recognised Fox Williams employment team for their services to employers and also senior employees.
Chambers UK on the Fox Williams Employment Team
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."
Commercial Awareness: "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."
Key Individuals: 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 on the Fox Williams Immigration Team
This immigration unit is a dedicated component of the wider firm's employment department. It focuses on employer-side immigration issues such as compliance, licence applications, and work arising from distressed situations, although it does also handle a proportion of work on behalf of individuals. The firm's general strength in the professional and financial services and technology industries means the team receives a steady stream of clients from these sectors.
Key Individuals: Matthew Davies heads the business immigration practice and is highly experienced in the overlap between immigration and employment law.
The Legal 500 on the Fox Williams Employment Team
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’.
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