Ivor Adair > Fox & Partners > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fox & Partners

Work Department

Litigation, contentious partnership and employment


Ivor is a Partner. He specialises in contentious partnership, employment and discrimination law, with a focus on employee and partner competition, sensitive discrimination and whistleblowing claims and incentive arrangement disputes.

He is often instructed to advise founders involved in business disputes, involving directors and shareholder rights, statutory employment law claims, unfair prejudice petitions and related commercial claims. He regularly advises on contentious exits from partnership structures and on senior level appointments.

He is well versed in advising directors, senior executives and employers across a variety of sectors, particularly in the financial and private equity sector, insurance, professional practices, sports & entertainment and recruitment.


Admitted as a solicitor 2006 Qualified Solicitor-Advocate.
Partner, Fox & Partners
Partner, Slater & Gordon


  • Member of the Legislative and Policy Committee of the Employment Lawyers Association, engaging regularly with government on reform.
  • Member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners, Professional Negligence Lawyers Association and the Commercial Litigators Forum.


Queen’s University Belfast – LLB Law, PG. Dip.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Partnership

Fox & Partners is a ‘genuinely outstanding‘ name for partner-side litigation and arbitration, with ‘razor-sharp and strategically gifted‘ joint team heads Catriona Watt and Caroline Field receiving instructions from senior individuals in global LLPs. As well as acting for high-profile professional services clients, the team is retained by a suite of financial services institutions, for which Dean Fuller provides robust regulatory and corporate governance advice. Ivor Adair and senior associate Shoshana Bacall advise on matters of restrictive covenants, whistleblowing and compulsory retirement. While he has retired from the equity partnership, founding partner Ronnie Fox continues to contribute his market-leading knowledge.

London > Employment > Senior executives

Praised as ‘commercial, tenacious and effective, Fox & Partners is home to a strong team that assists clients in senior positions across many sectors including the professional services, insurance and financial services industries. It provides comprehensive expertise, handling investigations, discrimination claims, bullying issues and whistleblowing work together with negotiating large team moves and other complex senior exits which frequently involve disputes over share retention. As ‘a master of his craft‘, Ivor Adair and Caroline Field head up the team while ‘extremely experienced and savvy adviser’ Catriona Watt is one of the recognised senior partners. Senior associates of note include Shoshana Bacall , while associate Shiv Raja is also highlighted by clients as ‘technically gifted‘.