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Partnership and LLPs

Our multi-disciplinary team of partnership lawyers advises on every aspect of partnership and LLP law, practice and regulation. We act for professional practices of all kinds: lawyers, accountants, surveyors, architects, actuaries, doctors, dentists, management consultants and financial services firms. We also act for individual partners.

We advise on partnerships and LLPs as vehicles for joint ventures and other co-operation arrangements and as part of asset holding and owning structures, including real estate, private equity and carried interest structures.

Much of our work has an international dimension. We advise overseas professional service firms establishing offices in the UK and continental Europe and advise on cross-border mergers of partnerships. 

The commercial solutions to many of the issues faced by partnerships and LLPs cannot be found in textbooks. Experience in handling these issues is essential. The depth of experience of our partnership law group is unrivalled. Many new clients come to us as a result of existing client recommendations.

Find some examples of our work here.

We also specialise in advising founders, managers, investors and other participants in Investment Funds and similar investment vehicles and structures, along with all related matters, in particular Private Equity Funds, Real Estate Funds and Joint Ventures. For further information please visit Investment Funds and Joint Ventures.

Click here to read our report From Recruitment to Robots: growth strategies for law firms

"Very knowledgeable and efficient"
(Chambers UK, 2019)

"Strong partnership capabilities"
(Chambers UK, 2019)

"They have got the big picture and know the details. They inspire confidence"
(Chambers UK, 2019)

"A fantastic firm with all-round strength in the partnership area" 
(Legal 500, 2019)

The team is noted for its provision of "high-end, pragmatic advice"
(Chambers UK, 2018)

"They staff matters according to the needs of the client, which is very pragmatic and tailored to the job"
(Chambers UK, 2018)

"They were available when we needed them, provided prompt turnaround and stuck to deadlines"
(Chambers UK, 2018)

"We needed a law firm that would understand the need to hit the ground running and meet our very aggressive timetable and we were very satisfied with their timeliness."
(Chambers UK, 2018)

Fox Williams LLP is ‘absolutely superb’ in drafting partnership arrangements, increasingly on the international stage, and is well-equipped to advise on the regulatory issues at each stage of the life-cycle of a partnership.
(Legal 500, 2017)


Recent news, articles and deals:

Traditional partnerships versus LLPs: do partners have the same rights? Daniel Sutherland writes in Solicitors Journalmore
Law firms should now expect the SRA to investigate discrimination claimsmore
Reminder: Check if your LLP Members will be taxed as Employees from 6 Aprilmore
Criminal Finances Act 2017 - failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasionmore
People with Significant Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017more
The Taylor Review more
Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Issues for Partnerships and LLPsmore
From Recruitment to Robots: growth strategies for law firms – now available online more
Stakes raised for breach of the members’ agreementmore
Team Poaching and Tech In – Mergers Outmore
Tina Williams writes in the Solicitors Journal more
Daniel Sutherland featured in the Global Legal Postmore
Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – New Obligations and Issues for Partnershipsmore
Team moves: How comfortable is your departure lounge? more
LLPs: preparing for transparencymore
Daniel Sutherland writes in Accountancy Age on how the PSC register will affect LLPs. more
People with Significant Control - new disclosure regime for UK companies and UK LLPsmore
No Escape: How Liontrust ties Unhappy Members’ Handsmore
Fox Williams LLP announces new partner promotionsmore
FW lawyers take a look at the multitude of decisions that must be made when shutting up shopmore
Fox Williams Partnership team wins Legal 500 UK Awardmore
Service Company Use Under Threatmore
Fox Williams completes hat trick of law firm mergersmore
“But I haven’t been formally appointed!”- Disqualification of de facto and shadow directorsmore
Fox Williams strengthens key practice areas with appointments from Pinsent Masons and Allen & Overy more

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Who should I contact?


Douglas Preece
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2519


Daniel Sutherland
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2624


Gavin Foggo
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2543


Tina Williams
Strategic Consultant
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2502


  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze