City law firm Fox Williams today announced the appointment of partner Lucy England. Lucy joins the firm’s commercial and technology department and will be a key member of its dedicated travel group.
Lucy joined the 36-partner firm on 15 March from Bird & Bird where she was a partner in its commercial group, leading its travel practice.
Fox Williams’ travel group, led by partner Rhys Griffiths, works with UK and international travel, tourism and aviation businesses. The group acts for household names and new market entrants together with technology providers working in the travel sector. Fox Williams has been publicly recognised as the leading UK travel regulatory law firm.
Lucy brings to Fox Williams a deep understanding of the aviation and travel industries and the impact of technology on those sectors. Recently she has been advising businesses in those markets on the serious impact of the Covid pandemic.
Commenting on her appointment, Lucy said: “I am thrilled to have joined Fox Williams to work alongside Rhys Griffiths in the travel group and with new colleagues across the wider commercial and technology group.
“The travel and aviation sectors faced dramatic change before the advent of the Covid pandemic driven by new and exciting technologies. Covid has accelerated this change with travel businesses looking forward to a substantial post-pandemic bounce.”
Rhys Griffiths, partner and head of the travel group at Fox Williams adds: “Lucy is a great appointment for Fox Williams and we are looking forward to her contribution to our continued growth. Now more than ever, the industry needs talented and commercial advisers to guide them through a post-Covid landscape that will see technology-driven change accelerate at a greater pace. Lucy’s appointment enables us to further build our reputation as the ‘go to’ firm for the travel and aviation industry.”
Fox Williams senior partner Paul Osborne said: “Fox Williams is an ambitious firm with leading sector practices in the City legal market. I am delighted that Lucy is joining our successful commercial and technology department, led by Stephen Sidkin, and bringing her expertise to our highly regarded travel group, led by Rhys Griffiths. Lucy is the fifth external partner to join Fox Williams in the last 12 months Each of these high quality appointments further enhances our client offering in various strategic practice areas.”
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