City law firm Fox Williams has today announced five promotions, including one to partner and four to legal director. The promotions take effect from 1 May 2021.

The promotions follow continued growth and expansion at the 37-partner firm.

Fox Williams senior partner Paul Osborne said: “I am enormously proud to announce the promotion of these five lawyers who have successfully developed their careers within the firm.

“Hannah Elliott joins the partnership in our corporate team and will play an important role in managing key client relationships as well as focusing on the growth of our tech and venture capital practices.

“Daisy Jones and Tom Pennington-Hare are each promoted to legal director into our employment practice, while Mardi MacGregor and Sebastian Sayer are each promoted to legal director in our financial services regulatory practice.

“Hannah, Daisy, Mardi, Tom and Sebastian have each made a terrific contribution to the growth of our firm, exemplifying our value of great client service. They demonstrate the values that guide Fox Williams, building friendly, strong relationships and working with integrity and professionalism.

“I am delighted that today we are promoting a new generation of lawyers. Our partners as well as those in the earlier stages of their careers find it enormously rewarding to see the firm develop and promote such high calibre lawyers from within. We are an ambitious firm and with these five new appointments we will continue to provide our clients with the service and expertise they expect, as well as increase our capacity to respond to changes in our wider markets.”

Hannah Elliott is promoted to partner in the Corporate practice. Hannah has built a strong track record in advising technology businesses and financial institutions in mergers and acquisitions, public and private fundraisings and venture capital investments.

Daisy Jones is promoted to legal director in the Employment practice. She advises on all aspects of employment law, acting for both employers and senior executives. Daisy works particularly with clients in the financial and professional services sector.

Mardi MacGregor is promoted to legal director in the Financial Services regulatory practice. She advises clients on complex and commercially sensitive regulatory issues and specialises in the regulation of banks, and payments, e-money, crypto-currency and crypto-asset businesses for national and international businesses.

Tom Pennington-Hare is promoted to legal director in the Employment practice. Tom advises on all aspects of employment law and has built a strong reputation acting for law firms, barristers’ chambers and financial services firms.

Sebastian Sayer is an employed barrister and is promoted to legal director in the Financial Services regulatory practice. Sebastian joined Fox Williams in 2019 following a five-year career at the FCA as a prosecutor. He now acts for financial services firms and senior executives on contentious regulatory and white-collar crime matters.


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