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Fox & Partners

Work Department

Employment and Partnership


Partner at Fox & Partners specialising in Partnership and Employment Law


Herbert Oppenheimer, Nathan & Vandyk 1969 – 1988; founder and senior partner of Fox Williams 1989-2005; founded Fox 2006 (which in 2017 became Fox & Partners Solicitors LLP).

Recognised by Legal 500 as one of the doyens of employment and partnership disputes and included in the Hall of Fame for Partnership Law. The Law Society Gazette credited Ronnie as one of the UK’s most prominent employment lawyers.

Chambers and Partners Guide UK states that Ronnie provides clients with the benefit of his extensive experience and deep knowledge of a wide range of contentious partnership matters and acknowledges him as a “Senior Statesman” for contentious and non-contentious partnership work

Ronnie is also recognised by Who’s Who Legal: Global Leader for Labour and Employment as a leading practitioner in the employment law field.


  • Payments on Termination of Employment – three editions – Oyez Longman
  • Legal Aspects of Doing Business in the United Kingdom – Kluwer
  • Due Diligence, Disclosures and Warranties in the Corporate Acquisitions Practice: the United Kingdom – two editions – Graham and Trotman
  • Product Tampering in the United Kingdom – Graham & Trotman
  • International Business Transactions – Service Agreements for Multinational Corporate Executives in the United Kingdom – Kluwer
  • International Professional Practice – England & Wales – Chancery Law Publishing
  • Professional Secrecy in Europe – England & Wales – Cambridge University Press
  • Partner Retirement in Law Firms– Globe Law and Business

Over 200 articles published in the national and legal press; numerous radio and television broadcasts

Leadership positions:

City of London Solicitors’ Company: Liveryman. Past Master and recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for chairing a Working Party on The Future of the Legal Profession

Association of Partnership Practitioners: Founder and first Chairman of the multi-disciplinary Association of Partnership Practitioners

International Bar Association: Past Chairman of the Senior Lawyers’ Committee and speaker at seminars hosted by the Committees on Employment and Industrial Relations Law, Business Organisations, Law Firm Management and Professional Ethics

Law Society of England & Wales: served on the Law Society’s Employment Law, Company Law, Council Membership and Remuneration Committees, the Law Management Section Advisory Group and the Registrar of Companies Users’ Group

Royal Automobile Club: Board Member, 2012 – 2018


French, German


City of London Law Society; Employment Lawyers’ Association; Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Center for International Legal Studies, Academy of Chocolate.


City of London School; Lincoln College, Oxford University- MA (Hons) Jurisprudence; Solicitor of the Senior Courts.


Opera, theatre, cinema, swimming, scuba diving, motoring and other forms of transport, management studies

Lawyer Rankings

London > Corporate and commercial > Partnership

(Hall of Fame)

Ronnie FoxFox & 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.