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.

Shoshana is regularly instructed to advise on disputes arising out of breaches of partnership or members’ agreements, including the actual or threatened expulsion of partners/members from LLPs and traditional partnerships, changes to partners’ remuneration or other rights, decision-making processes and breaches of restrictive covenants. 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 often advises on misconduct investigations, including harassment, involving senior individuals in regulated sectors, working with regulatory and PR specialists where necessary. Shoshana also has experience being appointed as independent external investigator for sensitive confidential investigations.

Shoshana has significant experience negotiating and improving settlement terms and exit deeds in relation to sensitive disputes for senior executives and partners. 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 is recognised in the Legal 500 for her expertise in Partnership law. She has been ranked as a Rising Star by the Legal 500 since (2020).


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 (past 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

Acting for both LLPs and partners, particularly across the professional and financial services sectors, the ‘highly focused boutique’ Fox & Partners has a ‘very commercial and practical’ partnership team. The unit is jointly headed up by the ‘exceptionally talented’ Catriona Watt, who advises on issues including contentious departures and arrivals, and Caroline Field, an ‘extremely competent and good strategist’ who has experience litigating in a broad range of dispute resolution forums. Founder of the Association of Partnership Practitioners Ronnie Fox is a ‘brilliant deal maker’ and is particularly known for negotiating departure arrangements. The ‘responsive and helpful’ Shoshana Bacall offers extensive experience in advising on partner departures, contentious exit arrangements, partner investigations and disciplinary matters, an area of growth for the team. Dean Fuller advises on regulatory and corporate aspects of partnership law, while Ivor Adair has recent experience of advising international law firms in relation to contentious exits. Other key lawyers include senior associate Shiv Raja, who acts for partners, LLPs and partnerships in the professional services sector. Eleanor Diamond moved to Lewis Silkin in August 2023.