Shoshana Bacall > Fox & Partners > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fox & Partners

Work Department

Employment and Partnership


Shoshana is a highly experienced Senior Associate specialising in the full range of contentious and non – contentious employment law matters and legal issues relating to partnerships, LLPs and their members. Shoshana advises across a number of sectors, including the financial, legal and other professional services sectors. Shoshana has led high value, sensitive and highly charged matters to a successful conclusion through both the Employment Tribunals and alternative dispute resolution.

A great deal of Shoshana’s time is spent acting on disputes arising out of breaches of partnership or members’ agreements, including the actual or threatened expulsion of partners/members from an LLP, changes to partners’ remuneration or other rights, flawed decision-making processes, breaches of restrictive covenants, alleged breaches of fiduciary duties and unfairly prejudicial conduct. She advises employees and workers in relation to conduct investigations, performance management, reorganisations, restrictive covenants and dismissals. Bringing and defending discrimination and whistleblowing allegations is a core area of her practice.

Shoshana has significant experience negotiating and improving settlement terms and exit deeds in relation to sensitive disputes. She has also developed expertise in workplace disputes involving private members’ clubs and religious institutions.

Shoshana combines professionalism and commercial awareness with compassion. She focuses on understanding her clients’ goals so that she can provide tailored strategies to achieve their objectives.

Shoshana was ranked as a Rising Star by the Legal 500 (2020) and was mentioned as a “key contact” at Fox & Partners by the Legal 500 (2017).


Admitted as a solicitor 2009; Manches LLP 2007-2013, Manches LLP to 2013; Allen & Overy LLP 2013; Fox & Partners (formerly Fox) 2013 – present.


Employment Lawyers’ Association; The Association of Partnership Practitioners (Committee member of the Back to Basics group); plays a leading role on committees for charities.



1st class LLB (hons) at Birmingham University; Distinction at BPP Law School.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Partnership

(Rising stars)

Shoshana BacallFox & Partners

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 are Shoshana Bacall and Remziye Ozcan while associate Shiv Raja is also highlighted by clients as ‘technically gifted‘.