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Catriona Watt

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Fox & Partners

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Employment and partnership




Training contract at Burness LLP (now Burness Paul LLP) - September 2006 - September 2008; qualified September 2008; Fox & Partners (formerly Fox) - September 2008 - present.


Employment Law Association, Association of Partnership Practitioners and past Co-Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).


University of Aberdeen 1999 - 2003 - LLB (hons) 2:1; Glasgow Graduate School of Law - 2004-2005 - Diploma in Legal Practice; BPP Law School - 2008 - Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test.

London: Corporate and commercial


Within: Next generation lawyers

Catriona Watt - Fox & Partners

Within: Partnership

Fox & Partners' 'high-quality' team is noted for its 'hands-on' approach to contentious partnership matters. The practice is co-led by Catriona Watt and Caroline Field, both of whom were promoted to partner in July 2017, with the firm continuing to benefit from the management and sector experience of founder Ronnie Fox. Watt, who possesses 'superb judgement' and gives 'extremely commercial advice', specialises in departures and arrivals, partner rights and entitlements and negotiating terms of exit. Field is 'astute' and 'capable under pressure' and draws on her commercial litigation background to advise on partnership disputes. Also made partner in July 2017, Dean Fuller is a veteran of the partnership space.

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London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Fox & Partners 'provides a fantastic service, has extremely good industry knowledge and is always available' with 'excellent client focus and personal attention'. Key names include 'very responsive and insightful' non-contentious specialist Dean Fuller, contentious expert Caroline Field and Catriona Watt, who is 'utterly thorough in her approach and offers a perspective that is highly reassuring'. The team's expertise encompasses whistleblowing and discrimination claims, senior executive departures and recruitment issues.

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