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Employment law advice for businesses

Our team has a deserved reputation as market leading advisers on people issues to corporate Britain.

Our collective experience ensures that we provide comprehensive strategic advice and solutions to in house lawyers, HR teams and senior management teams.

We guarantee to provide you with a partner-led, commercial and cost effective service in the UK and internationally, through our network of trusted employment and labour lawyers. 

Our business clients range across many sectors but the Fox Williams’ team focuses on financial services, fashion, energy, professional services and the technology and digital sector.

We are trusted by many law firms and other professional services firms to support them on their employment issues and are proud to be the “go to” firm for many City and US law firms.

We have a genuine understanding of issues that impact on HR professionals.  This is reinforced through our close links with CIPD and CityHR, the HR association for the financial services sector.

How we can help?

Our large team of lawyers have developed particular expertise in:

  • The application of TUPE to outsourcings, and sales and acquisition of businesses;
  • Data privacy;
  • Trade union and collective law;
  • Team moves and injunctions;
  • High Court litigation;
  • Reputation management;
  • Corporate Governance;
  • Financial services regulation and FCA investigations;
  • Reward, tax and incentives;
  • Business Immigration; and
  • Board level disputes.

Expertise and experience

  • We acted for a financial services client, Pamplona Capital Management LLP, in successfully defending High Court proceedings brought by a former member of the LLP, claiming alleged bonus entitlements of approximately £4 million.
  • We advised Drivers Jonas LLP, one of the UK’s leading property consultancies with 700 partners and staff, on their ground breaking merger with Deloitte.  This involved providing advice on how to manage cultural change whilst ensuring due process was properly followed.
  • We successfully defended a £2.5million disability discrimination claim brought by a former partner in a professional services firm against the UK firm, the US firm and 7 individual senior partners at the highest level of management in the firm.
  • We advised a UK listed, multinational company in relation to defending a sex discrimination and flexible working claim.
  • We advised a global natural resources company on complex cross-border redundancy and TUPE issues.
  • We advised an asset management firm on FSA Remuneration Code issues in relation to the firm’s bonus arrangements.
  • We advised wealth management firm, Vestra Wealth, in their landmark team move litigationwith UBS and used our extensive experience to achieve a settlement for them.  
  • We advised a petrochemical company on injunctive action to prevent a breach of restrictive covenants by former employees.
  • We provided strategic advice to an Information Technology company on how to avoid industrial action by its workforce.
  • We advised an online retailer on outsourcing contracts and a medico-legal services provider on the TUPE aspects of outsourcing their IT function.
  • We advised a client in the leisure sector on proceeds of crime issues arising from illegal working.

Recent news, articles and deals:

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