I joined Godwins in 2013, becoming a full Member of the LLP (Partner) on 1 April 2021, after qualifying in 2009 into one of the largest private client teams on the South Coast. I specialise in wills, probate, trusts, tax planning, declarations of trusts, powers of attorney and affairs of the elderly. I particularly enjoy finding innovative solutions to matters, adopting a pragmatic approach throughout, to advise and support clients while aiming to take any stress out of their situation.
I have a particular interest in tax planning and lifetime arrangements and have advised a variety of clients on succession planning in family businesses and farming partnerships. Fundamentally, I enjoy getting to know people and working with clients to achieve their goals, adopting a sensitive and responsive approach to matters that can create emotional concerns.
What people say about Fiona
“Fiona Fox is very good. She is very on the ball, does a lot of complex probate work. The quality of her work, the promptness of her responses are all really good; she is a delight to deal with from start to finish.” Chambers HNW 2023
“Fiona is exceptional. She is not only excellent with her legal advice but is also practical and uses common sense. She is measured, listens and is very approachable to all ages and gives you confidence.” Chambers HNW 2023
Fiona Fox is “professional, very knowledgeable and supportive of clients and other professionals,” explains an interviewee, while another source says: “She is an excellent lawyer with a high-level technical ability and strong client skills.” She advises on wills, probate, trusts and tax matters.” Chambers HNW Guide 2022
Solicitor and Member of the LLP (Partner)
Qualified as a solicitor in 2009
Member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. They help people understand the issues families face in this area and promote best practice, professional integrity and education to their members
Member of Law Society Private Client Section
Member of Solicitors for the Elderly, an independent group that provides specialist legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their carers and families
Member of Winchester Young Professionals
Money Laundering Reporting Officer for the firm