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Tina Williams

Strategic Consultant

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Tina is one of the UK’s leading partnership and limited liability partnership experts. She advises on establishment, structuring, partnership documentation, management and remuneration issues, mergers and other types of combinations and affiliations, regulation, partner and team moves, discrimination, administration and dissolution. She frequently works on international transactions and has represented many of the US law firms that have established an EU presence.

Tina is also a hugely experienced corporate lawyer, specialising in cross-border M&A.

Tina graduated from the University of Oxford with a masters degree in modern languages. Following graduation she qualified as a solicitor and, in 1989, co-founded Fox Williams. Tina was Senior Partner from 2005 to 2013, when she became Chair of the firm with a special focus on international business. As Strategic Consultant she continues to focus on international business and on professional partnerships.

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What others say about her

"A strong presence in this field"
(Legal 500, 2019)

"Her experience is second to none and this makes for simple, pragmatic commercial solutions – coupled with great client service, this is the compelling combination that all clients are seeking"
(Chambers UK, 2019)

Tina Williams is "an incredibly sound adviser with a wealth of experience of exactly the kind needed to help guide me and the business through the issues that we faced. Her capabilty and knowledge were very apparent from the start."
(Chambers UK, 2018)

Known for the ‘high level of personal commitment’ she devotes to her work
(Legal 500, 2017)

Tina Williams is generally acknowledged as a "complete expert in this field," set apart by her "extraordinary depth of knowledge and experience, especially for bigger picture, strategic issues" on the non-contentious side, including cross-jurisdictional mergers. Sources also prize her as "an experienced, measured and calm voice in the noise of stressful situations: she tells you how it is." 
(Chambers UK, 2017)

Tina Williams remains hugely impressive on a wide range of areas, especially non-contentious work. Peers have the highest possible regard for her work, and, according to clients, “she knows everything” and is a “top-notch” adviser.
(Chambers UK, 2016)

Tina is a "Star Individual"
(Chambers UK, 2015)

'Tina Williams is an outstanding partnership lawyer and a client states:  "We have every confidence in her judgement and legal ability. We go to her as our first port of call."
(Chambers U, 2015)

'Tina Williams is lauded as "hugely experienced, thoughtful, and highly conscientious on both contentious and transactional matters"'. 
(Legal 500, 2014)

'The "phenomenal" Tina Williams has an outstanding reputation for non-contentious partnership matters, and earns exceptional praise for her talents on the structuring side. Sources say: "Clients get confidence from the fact they can trust her judgement. She's very measured." Williams' partnership agreements are esteemed as "velvet handcuffs: very easy to put on, impossible to get out of."'
(Chambers UK, 2014)

'Tina Williams is "undoubtedly and deservedly at the top of the tree for non-contentious matters", and also has "huge ability on the contentious side".'
(Legal 500, 2013)

"Extremely proficient, gains her clients' confidence quickly and understands business and commercial realities."
(Chambers UK, 2013)

“Impressive” contentious practitioner Tina Williams has an excellent reputation for her work on corporate matters. Interviewees say she “is extremely proficient, gains her clients’ confidence quickly and understands business and commercial realities.”
(Chambers UK, 2013)

Tina Williams heads the team and is a hugely experienced practitioner with a straightforward style and great depth of knowledge. Clients appreciate the fact that “she actually listens”, and note her ability to relate well to US attorneys.

(Chambers UK, 2012)

'Tina Williams is very highly rated, and "really gets under the skin of a business".'
(Legal 500, 2012)

'Tina Williams is charming and extremely good with clients' 
(Chambers UK, 2011)

"Pragmatic and effective negotiator"
(Legal 500, 2011)



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  • 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