Mr 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 acts 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 hailed for ‘ bursting with talented individuals‘. The practice predominantly assists partnerships and individuals in the legal profession in addition to clients in the accountancy, insurance and financial services sectors. Catriona Watt  advises on the full range of advisory and contentious cases including departures and arrivals, partner rights and entitlements and negotiating terms of exit for both firms and LLP members. Caroline Field is an experienced litigator who handles some of the most contentious and often novel cases; where necessary in the Employment Tribunal, High Court, and other dispute resolution forums. The team however aims to negotiate cases in order to preserve reputations. Dean Fuller undertakes advisory and disputes work in conjunction with related regulatory and corporate law while Ivor Adair also advises on acrimonious exits; the enforceability of post-termination covenants and potential claims under the equality act legislation and where partnership cases are entangled with issues such as alleged discrimination or harassment. Associates Shiv Raja (‘one to watch in the future‘) and Eleanor Diamond are highlighted and Ronnie Fox  continues with the firm as a consultant. Senior associate Shoshana Bacall  is also recommended.