Fox Williams Success in Legal Yearbooks 2023 – Law Firm

The strength of Fox Williams’ legal offering continues to be widely recognized following the release of the latest Chambers and Legal 500 rankings.

In Legal 500, the firm was promoted in the category Real Estate: Occupants of commercial property companies with a market commentator saying: “Fox Williams has an excellent team with deep industry understanding and commercial awareness; providing targeted and proactive legal advice.

The firm also maintains its Band 1 ranking for mergers and acquisitions: small deals up to £50m; Partnership and travel. Quotes from the guide include:

A truly exceptional team. [A] first choice for partnership and LLP disputes. Very experienced. Excellent on litigation tactics and getting a result for clients. A versatile team at the top. »

“Fox Williams offers exceptional expertise in the regulatory framework that underpins the travel industry. The company provides pragmatic solutions to difficult issues and has been very effective in helping the travel industry navigate the disruption and disruption caused by the Covid-19 travel suspension.

In Chambers, it was promoted to Group in the Corporate/M&A section: £10-100m and retains its top ranking for Partnerships and Travel: Regulatory and Commercial.

For Corporate/M&A, Fox Williams is hailed as being “very knowledgeable and able to handle a variety of different subjects, including some quite unique sub-specialties.”

Its Partnership team is called “very responsive and proactive. Everyone I dealt with was knowledgeable, friendly and always available with good advice.”

The travel team is known for its “Excellent understanding of the issues facing the travel industry.”

The company also performed well on an individual level. In Chambers, Richie Clark (Corporate/M&A: £10-100m), Aron Pope (Partnership: Contentious) and Ed Livingstone (Associate to Watch in Partnership: Contentious, and Partnership: Non-contentious) are all new entries in ranking.

Mary Elliott (Corporate/M&A), David Murphy (Employment: Employers), Simon Bennett (IP), Liz Ruff (Real Estate: £10-50m) and Phil Hope (Real Estate: £10-50m) have all been promoted a group in the ranking.

In Legal 500, Jane Mann (Employment: Employers) and Pollyanna Deane (Insurance: Business and Regulation) are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Richie Clark (M&A), Gavin Foggo (Partnership and Commercial Litigation: Middle Market), Dan Sutherland (Partnership), Peter Wright and Sona Ganatra (both FS: Litigation), Ben Giaretta (International Arbitration) and Rhys Griffiths (Travel) are all listed as prominent figures.

Three lawyers are listed as Next Generation Partners: Mary Elliott (M&A), Lucy England (Aviation and Travel) and Aron Pope (Partnership). Four lawyers are listed as rising stars (partners): Sebastian Sayer (FS: Litigation), Mary Majewska (Commercial Property: Commercial Occupants), Rebecca Richardson (Commercial Litigation: Middle Market) and Kate Felmingham (International Arbitration).

In Chambers, the following partners and attorneys retain their current rankings: Stephen Sidkin (commercial contracts), Joanna Chatterton and Tom Pennington-Hare (both employees: employer), Aron Pope, Jane Mann and Joanna Chatterton (all employees: senior executive) , James Carlton (financial crime: personal) Peter Wright, Sona Ganatra (financial services: litigation regulation) Chris Finney (financial services: non-litigation regulation), Gavin Foggo (fraud: civil), Ben Giaretta and Peter Ashford (both international arbitration ); Aron Pope and Gavin Foggo (partnership: contentious), Daniel Sutherland (partnership: major international structures and partnership: non-contentious) and Rhys Griffiths (travel: regulatory and commercial).

Commenting on the publication of the rankings, Senior Partner Paul Osborne said: “It is extremely gratifying that our success as a firm continues to be reflected in the rankings of legal directories, including our leading partnership and travel group practices. on the market.”

“The improved ranking of our corporate and real estate teams is only rewarding, given the strength and excellence of these practice areas. The individual rankings are equally impressive and I’m thrilled for all the lawyers who have been rightfully recognized by Legal 500 and Chambers.

Full ranking details

20 practice areas ranked in Legal 500 UK 2023: Aviation, Commercial litigation: mid-market, Commercial real estate: corporate occupiers, Employment: Senior managers, Employment: Employee share ownership schemes, Employment: Employers, Equity capital markets – small and mid-caps, Finance services: litigation, Financial services: non-litigation/regulatory, Fintech, Fraud: civil, Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals), Immigration, Insurance: corporate and regulatory, Intellectual property: trademarks, law copyright and design, International arbitrage, mergers and acquisitions: small transactions, up to £50m, partnership, retail and consumer, travel.

14 practice areas ranked in Chambers UK 2023: Capital Markets: AIM, Commercial Contracts, Corporate/M&A: £10-100m, Employment: Employer, Employment: Senior Executive, Financial Services: Litigation Regulation (Individuals) , intellectual property, intellectual property: Law firms with Patent & Trademark Counsel, International Arbitration, Partnership, Partnership: Major International Structures, Real Estate: £10-50m, Trade, Travel.

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