Dean Fuller > Fox & Partners > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Fox & Partners

Work Department

Contentious employment and partnership


Dean is a partner who brings more than 30 years’ experience as a solicitor to advise on partnership, employment and shareholder disputes. He counsels professional firms and individual partners, employers and employees, companies and shareholders alike on their rights and obligations, with a focus on high-value matters involving strategic, regulatory, financial or reputational risk.

Dean has a wealth of partnership and employment law knowledge having acted for respondent employers, LLP members and employees in connection with team moves, partnership disputes, restrictive covenant claims and wrongful dismissal, breach of contract, discrimination and whistleblowing complaints. He also has extensive experience advising on the employment aspects of a wide variety of private equity, M&A and outsourcing transactions, as well as workforce restructurings.

Dean has a keen interest in corporate governance and compliance issues and has advised companies, limited partnerships, senior executives and LLP members on their responsibilities under the SMCR, UK Corporate Governance Code, FCA/PRA Remuneration Codes and recommended best practice.

Dean is regularly asked to advise on the corporate aspects of employment and partnership law. He advises on partnership conversions and supports firms looking to ensure their constitutional documents (and associated policies and Codes of Conduct), and indeed business models, are fit for purpose and facilitate the objectives of the business. He is often praised by clients for his pragmatic and solution-driven approach.


Partner, Fox & Partners Solicitors LLP; Associate, Maclay Murray & Spens LLP; Senior Assistant Solicitor, Ashurst.


Dean’s professional experience has included being a non-Council member of the Law Society Remuneration Committee and sitting on a peer review panel for Oxford University Press.

Dean is a member of the Industrial Law Society, the Association of Partnership Practitioners and the Employment Lawyers Association.


Kings College London, Bachelor of Laws (LLB); London School of Economics and Political Science, Economic Analysis of Law

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.