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Burges Salmon LLP

Living Wage
ONE GLASS WHARF, BRISTOL, BS2 0ZX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 939 2000
Fax:
Fax 0117 902 4400
DX:
7829 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.burges-salmon.com
Bristol, Edinburgh, London

Luke Bowery

Tel:
Work 0117 902 2716
Email:
Burges Salmon LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Partner in the Employment unit. Advises employers and employees in both the public and private sectors on the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law related matters including executive appointment and severance, equality and discrimination, TUPE, redundancy and restructuring and employment tribunal claims. Recent work includes advising on a number of large scale restructuring projects across multiple sites and/or jurisdictions, defending complex race and disability discrimination employment tribunal claims and providing strategic advice on gender pay gap reporting and holiday pay to a number of FTSE 100 companies. Regular speaker at external seminars and events across the UK.

Career

Trained Burges Salmon; qualified 2004; partner 2014.

Languages

Basic French.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society

Education

Attended Wycliffe College; Mansfield College, Oxford (BA).

Leisure

Enjoy travel and all sports including golf, cricket and running.


London: Public sector

Education: institutions

Within: Education: institutions

Burges Salmon LLP has 'unrivalled experience' in the full range of education matters and is noted as being one of ten firms appointed to the national legal services framework agreement for the higher education sector. The team has particular expertise in the project arena, where practice head Matthew Ramus is active. The team also includes head of public sector John HouldenMichael Hayles; head of corporate Richard Spink; Tim Roberts; and employment lawyer Luke Bowery.

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South West: Human resources

Employment: Bristol

Within: Next Generation Partners

Luke Bowery - Burges Salmon LLP

Within: Employment: Bristol

Burges Salmon LLP advises FTSE100 and global businesses, central and local government organisations and major brands. On the contentious side, it represents clients in employment tribunal and appellate court proceedings; cases involve complex whistle-blowing and discrimination issues, among others. Non-contentious advisory work covers GDPR and management issues, senior executive severance and large-scale TUPE transfers. The team works closely with overseas-based lawyers from its preferred firms network on cross-border employment matters. Team leader Adrian Martin has particular experience of the TUPE and employment aspects of corporate transactions, outsourcing arrangements, and public and private sector projects. Luke Bowery is another name to note.

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South West: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Burges Salmon LLP advises on the spin-off of new businesses for universities, the development of new campus buildings, employment disputes and intellectual property issues. The team stands out in particularly complex and innovative projects, such as the outsourcing of education services from local authorities to new children’s services trusts. Matthew Ramus, who is 'highly knowledgeable and exceptionally efficient’, focuses on restructurings and business transformation projects. The ‘competent and very diligentMarcus Harling acts as a key contact for university clients. Luke Bowery utilises his employment expertise in advising both employers and employees in the education sector.

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  • Restoring environmental damage: putting a price on ecosystem services

    On 7 August 2009 a 40-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling 5,400 cubic metres of crude oil into the soil and groundwater of La Crau nature reserve in southern France, a habitat protected under French and European law. The operator had to excavate and replace 60,000 tons of soil, install 70 wells to pump and treat groundwater and 25 pumps to skim oil from surface water, at a cost in the region of €50m. However, this was just the primary remediation (that is, restoring the site to the state it would have been if the damage had not occurred). The operator was also required to compensate for the damage to the habitats and the loss of the ecosystem services that would otherwise have been provided by La Crau nature reserve. Measures included purchasing land outside of the nature reserve and contributing to its management for a period of 30 years (over €1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over €500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (€150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly €2m). Overall, the compensatory restoration (to compensate for the amount of time that the ecosystem was impacted) and complimentary restoration (to compensate for elements of the ecosystem that had been permanently lost) came to more than €6.5m. 

    - Burges Salmon LLP

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