Our founder, Raymond Fox , unfortunately died suddenly this year. His legacy is to continue to help other people. He was well qualified to do so.
He had a B.Sc. (Hons) in Industrial Psychology and Human Behaviour from the University of Aston in Birmingham. After graduation, he studied for and completed the examinations for The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He was a Fellow of the Institute [FCIS]. Following that, he studied for and obtained a Diploma in Company Law and a Diploma in Company Secretarial Practice from the School of Accountancy and Business Studies.
For eight and a half years [from 1979 until 1987], he was the Company Secretary of a £50m turnover engineering company.
In 1987 he joined Dun & Bradstreet, a US$3B turnover company, as their UK Company Secretary. Over the subsequent seven years, he was promoted to Company Secretary of D & B Europe, then the D & B Group and was subsequently appointed as their UK Director of Legal and Pensions Services. He was also Company Secretary of D & B Group’s Pension Plan responsible for all administration and £100M of Pension Fund investments. He left D & B in 1994 to set up his own Consulting Practice.
Since that time he ran a very successful marketing consultancy specializing in the Legal profession. He had worked with over 900 Solicitors’ Practices, Law Firms, Patent Agents and Licensed Conveyancers, both in the UK and overseas. His support for the Legal profession tended to fall into one of four broad categories:
- Helping them generate more Clients
- Helping them sell, merge or value their Practices
- Helping them acquire other Practices
- Helping them with staff recruitment
His experience had come from being directly or indirectly involved in the disposal of somewhere of approximately 180 different Solicitors’ Practices over the past twenty eight years.
During this period, he had worked with “High Street” Practices, Major City firms, large provincial practices, Sole Practitioners, Multi-site Practices, Multiple Partnership Practices, as well as Practices that have been predominantly Conveyancing, Litigation, Immigration, Criminal, Company/Commercial, Employment, Intellectual Property, Matrimonial, Personal Injury, Legally Aided, Pensions, Social Housing, Debt Collection, etc.
He worked with Practices where the Principal had died, where the Principal was dying, where the Principal was retiring, where the Principal was relocating, where the Principal was emigrating, where the Principal had a nervous breakdown, where the Principal had been committed to an institution, where the firm was struggling financially, where a Partner was leaving and the remaining Partners wished to acquire the departing Partner’s equity, a Partner was joining and wished to acquire equity, where the Partners wished to dissolve their Partnership, where the Partners were in dispute with one another, where a Court had ordered a valuation for dissolution purposes, where the Partners were considering selling all or part of their Practice, where the Partners were looking for a goodwill valuation for the purposes of incorporating into an LLP or LTD, where the Principal was being divorced and their spouse was looking for a goodwill valuation for divorce purposes, where a Practice was being sold to a larger Firm, etc. Some years ago, he acted for a Solicitor who had to wind up her Practice as a result of being rear-ended in a motor accident, the consequence of which was that she was unable to continue working due to a whiplash injury and his valuation was the basis of her insurance claim against the other driver. He has also acted for a Firm who had dismissed one of their Partners for attempting to murder and then maliciously wounding her spouse. He has acted for both buyers and sellers.
In addition to the above, he was a Founder Member and Director of Core Legal, which is a networking organisation of professional companies all of whom provide specialist support to the legal profession.
He was co-author of a book entitled: “Running a Successful Law Firm – Strategies and Tips for Success”.
[Available from Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Running-Successful-Law-Firm-Strategies/dp/1492870897].
He was the author of another book entitled: “More Commercial Clients and How To Get Them: A ‘How To’ Book For Solicitors’ Practices”
[Available from Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1505488710/ref=rdr_ext_tmb].
In addition, he was the author of a book entitled: “I’m a Solicitor Get me out of here – a Guide for Solicitors who wish to sell, merge or value their Practices”.
[Available from Amazon – www.amazon.co.uk/Solicitor-Get-Out-Here-Solicitors/dp/1516950542/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3KFZ8H5DHFCKZ&keywords=ray+fox+solicitors&qid=1567017703&s=gateway&sprefix=Ray+Fox+%2Caps%2C163&sr=8-1]
He also published: “Non-Executive Directors: What they are and how to become one.”
[Available from Amazon] – www.amazon.co.uk/Non-Executive-Directors-What-they-become/dp/1982023554/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Ray+Fox+Non+Executive+Directors&qid=1567018631&s=gateway&sr=8-1
Some years ago, he set up an incredibly successful fixed fee [£250 + VAT] legal recruitment business – www.RecruitmentForSolicitors.co.uk
How we can help
- Do you want to value your practice?
- Do you want to sell or merge your Practice?
- Do you want to acquire another Practice?
- Do you need help with recruitment?
- Firms looking to acquire other Practices
- Law firms for sale
- Strategic Planning for Solicitors’ Practices
- Succession Planning for Solicitors’ Practices
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