“We are completely confident in all the advice given and the overall service provided. Fox Williams are our go-to advisors and provide quality advice and solutions to our questions and challenges.”

Fox Williams received excellent feedback and rankings this year from the independent legal directories. The firm that “has excellent partners and associates, all of whom provide a great service”* was acknowledged in a total of 22 areas across both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

In Chambers UK 2021, the firm has retained its top band rankings for Partnership, Partnership: large international structures and Travel: regulatory and commercial, with partnership legal expert Tina Williams recognised as a ‘Senior Statesperson.’

Chambers ranks the firm in 10 more areas, including Capital markets: AIM, Commercial contracts, Corporate/M&A, Employment: employer, Employment: senior executive, Financial services: contentious regulatory (individuals), Intellectual property, Intellectual property: law firms with patent and trade mark attorneys, Real estate and Retail.

Twenty of the firm’s lawyers are ranked, with Gavin Foggo and Rhys Griffiths recognised as top ranked in their fields. Corporate partner Mary Elliott and employment partner David Murphy are noted as ‘up and coming’.

In the Legal 500 2021, published last month, the firm is ranked in 18 practice areas and has retained its number one ranking for each of Partnership, M&A smaller deals up to £50m and Travel.

Six of our lawyers have been recognised in the Legal 500 as leading individuals: Richie Clark, Pollyanna Deane, Gavin Foggo, Rhys Griffiths, Daniel Sutherland and Peter Wright. Partners Mary Elliott, Sona Ganatra and Aron Pope are listed as next generation partners, and Phyllis Acheampong and Sebastian Sayer are rising star associates.

Pollyanna Deane, Jane Mann and Tina Williams are all included in this year’s Legal 500 Hall of Fame.

Client commentary in The Legal 500 includes “they really do have the clients’ best interest at heart. I would completely trust their advice to reach the goal in a commercial context.” The firm’s tier one Partnership department is commended for being “rightly regarded as a brand leader in the partnership world. Brilliant at what they do. Full of top-flight lawyers. Led well and highly focused on the client. They are a business-focused law firm that delivers.”.

Full details of Fox Williams’ Chambers rankings can be found here, and full details of the Legal 500 rankings can be found here.

Full details of rankings

18 ranked practice areas in The Legal 500 2021: Commercial litigation: mid-market, Commercial property: commercial occupiers, ECM: Low-mid cap, Employee share schemes, Employment: employers, Employment: senior executives, Financial services: contentious, Financial services: non-contentious/regulatory, FinTech, Fraud: civil, Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals), Immigration, Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design, International arbitration, M&A smaller deals up to £50m, Partnership, Retail and consumer, Travel.

13 ranked practice areas in Chambers and Partners 2021: Capital markets: AIM, Commercial contracts, Corporate/M&A: lower mid-market, Employment: employer, Employment: senior executive, Financial services: Contentious regulatory (individuals), Intellectual property, Intellectual property: law firms with patent and trade mark attorneys, Partnership, Partnership: large international structures, Real estate: lower mid-market, Retail, Travel: regulatory and commercial. *Chambers UK, 2021

The Times Best Law Firms 2021

Fox Williams is recognised in The Times Best Law Firms 2021 (published 5 November 2020)  for its capabilities in Commercial dispute resolution; Company & commercial; and Employment. For this report, solicitors and barristers in England & Wales are asked to recommend the best law firms other than their own for legal work in a number of categories. Those firms with the most votes from 4,619 respondents earn a place in The Times Best Law Firms 2021.


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