Caroline Field > Fox & Partners > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Fox & Partners Offices
4-6 THROGMORTON AVENUE
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Litigation, contentious partnership and employment
Caroline is a Partner and head of Fox & Partners’ litigation practice. Caroline frequently acts in high-value and sensitive City disputes arising from a fall-out between (i) employers or professional firms (LLPs and traditional partnerships) on the one hand and (ii) employees, shareholders and directors or LLP members/partners on the other, and in senior executive and partner moves.
Advising professional partners, typically in the professional services and financial services sector, such as complex hedge fund and private equity structures, and senior executives is the cornerstone of Fox & Partners’ practice. A great deal of Caroline’s time is spent acting on disputes arising out of breaches of partnership agreements, unfairly prejudicial conduct, alleged discrimination and whistleblowing.
Caroline regularly advises on business protection cases, providing strategic advice in relation to team moves, restrictive covenants, fiduciary obligations and duties of confidentiality. She has significant experience defending and enforcing such provisions, including by obtaining and defending interim injunctions. With experience acting for employers/firms (former and recruiting employers) and moving employees or partners, she offers a unique perspective and understanding of the pressures on both sides.
Caroline is recognized by the independent guides to the legal profession for her work representing employees and partners before the employment tribunal and courts. Restrictive covenants are a notable area of strength. One client observed: “she is strategically astute and does not neglect any aspect of the case before her…she is also very supportive and empathetic, making her an ideal legal adviser to navigate uniquely complex legal situations” (Chambers UK 2021)
Caroline+ was included in Management Today’s prestigious 35 women under 35 list in 2018.
Admitted as a solicitor 2006; Walker Morris 2004-2011 (including one year’s break living and working in New Zealand); Fox & Partners (formerly Fox) 2011 – present.
- Committee member of London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA), former President of the Junior LSLA;
- Committee member The Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP). The APP is the leading multi-disciplinary organisation representing partnership and professional service firm practitioners
- Member of Employment Lawyers Association.
University of Newcastle 2000-2003 – LLB Law (Hons) 2:1; College of Law, York 2003-2004 (Legal Practice course).
Amateur dramatics (member of the Magdalene Players, Wandsworth), fitness and travel.
Lawyer Rankings(Next Generation 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.
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‘.
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