Ed Livingstone


Ed is an Associate who works with the Employment and Professional Practices teams at Fox Williams.

Ed’s employment experience includes litigation in tribunals and the High Court, acting for both employer and employee. He has gained particular experience in advising on workplace discrimination issues, in which he takes particular interest, and has co-authored a number of legal journal articles on the subject. He has also developed an expertise in advising on employee competition matters both before and after termination of employment. Ed has experience in advising both employers and employees on Employment Tribunal claims, including for unfair and wrongful dismissal.

Ed’s work in the Professional Services Group covers a broad range of legal and regulatory issues facing professional services firms, including both domestic and international legal businesses. He has gained a particular expertise in relation to solicitors’ regulation (including alternative business structures), partnerships, LLPs, and the contract law issues facing professional services firms. Such issues include matters relating to partnership annuities, indemnity provisions, exercise of contractual discretion, post-termination restrictions and the variation of partnership agreements.

Ed graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2013, with a first class honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Following this, Ed completed his Legal Practice Course at the City Law School, and passed with distinction, before joining the firm in 2015.

Read more of my articles:

Test and Trace - the role of employers in the national strategy to control the virus

10 practical steps to re-opening offices safely

What's happening today in the courts and tribunals?

Six lessons from the financial crisis

Returning to the office: what part will testing for Covid-19 and contact tracing play?

The long journey back to normality: what steps do employers need to take to manage a safe return to the office?

Letting your hair down: the many legal pitfalls of the office Christmas party

Investigating sexual harassment in the workplace: top tips for HR

Private life at work: how far can an employee's right to privacy restrict your ability to investigate suspected misconduct at work?