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Lewis Silkin LLP

Living Wage
5 CHANCERY LANE, CLIFFORD'S INN, LONDON, EC4A 1BL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7074 8000
Fax:
Fax 020 7864 1200
DX:
182 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.lewissilkin.com

Clive Greenwood

Tel:
Work 020 7074 8007
Email:
Lewis Silkin LLP

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution.

Position

Partner in the Professional Services and Dispute Resolution Groups. Specialises in commercial dispute resolution and experienced in High Court Litigation, International and Domestic Arbitration and Mediation. Particular expertise in advising Management Committees and Managing Partners of LLP's and partnerships operating in the Professional Services sector on all aspects of LLP and partnership law, including partnership agreements, LLP members' agreements, partners / members internal disputes, team moves, behaviour and conduct of individuals, breaches of duty, compulsory and voluntary retirement, expulsion, remuneration structures, restrictive covenants and issues related to lateral hires and new partners / members.

Career

Articled Hancock & Willis; qualified 1989; partner Lewis Silkin 1996.

Member

Association of Partnership Practitioners; London Solicitors Litigation Association.

Education

College of Law, Chester.

Leisure

Rugby, skiing.


London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership

Within: Leading individuals

Clive Greenwood - Lewis Silkin LLP

Within: Partnership

Lewis Silkin LLP's 'excellent' team demonstrates 'in-depth knowledge and expertise' in relation to both contentious and non-contentious matters. The group often handles the drafting and implementing of new or updated LLP and partnership agreements, restructurings, mergers and the associated regulatory issues. On the contentious side, the group is at the forefront of complex partner grievance cases, representing a number of major City firms. The group is co-led by 'excellent strategist' and partnership dispute veteran Clive Greenwood and non-contentious partnership lawyer Fergus Payne, who advised Goodstuff Communications on the purchase of a 20% stake in the LLP held by Omnicom to produce a fully independent media agency. Possessing 'great experience'. Karen Baxter is recommended for her ability to 'move seamlessly from employment to partnership'. Ellen Temperton is another key practitioner and is noted for her 'superb partnership expertise'.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation

Lewis Silkin LLP 'represents superb value for money, communicates complex legal issues in a way that non-legal people can understand, and is prepared to offer genuine advice and not just tell clients the law'. The disputes team comprises specialists who handle IP, corporate, employment, and partnership and LLP disputes. It acted for three limited companies and three individuals in relation to allegations of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, which arose from a management buy-out. Simon Chapman is team head; Clive Greenwood and Philip Foster are 'both superb litigators who offer forthright commercially-aware advice and are conscious of costs'; and Mark Lim is 'calm, confident and unflappable and a number of major corporate clients turn to him without hesitation when litigation is on the horizon'. Andrew Wanambwa and consultant Tom Coates are also highly rated; and senior associate Fraser McKeating  is 'one to watch'.

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Lewis Silkin LLP

  • Negotiating the minefield of administrative decisions

    There are many situations where decisions are made by organisations such as local authorities (during the tendering process, the grant of contracts or planning decisions, for example) or professional or disciplinary bodies where a party may wish to challenge the outcome. A party with an interest in a decision may feel aggrieved by the outcome due to what appears to be a conflict of interest by those making the decision, or the appearance of bias. This may have serious consequences for in-house lawyers acting for organisations subject to such decisions, and therefore this briefing is intended to provide a general overview of the areas to consider. Challenging judicial or quasi-judicial decisions where there is a conflict of interest was considered by James Levy in a previous briefing (IHL146, p37-40).
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