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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

Fergus Payne

Tel:
Work 020 7074 8005
Email:
Lewis Silkin LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner, Corporate. Specialises in advising on limited liability partnership and partnership matters, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, with particular experience of professional services and communications sectors.

Career

Trained, qualified and partner at Hancock & Willis; partner Lewis Silkin 1992 to date.

Co-authored 'Employment, Partnership and Discrimination Law for Professional Partnerships' (2005) with James Davies and Clive Greenwood also of Lewis Silkin.

Member

Association of Partnership Practitioners.

Education

Bishop Vesey’s Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield; Exeter University (LLB); College of Law, Guildford.

Leisure

Family, music, rugby, skiing.


London: Corporate and commercial

Partnership

Within: Leading individuals

Fergus Payne - 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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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).
    - Lewis Silkin LLP

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