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Lewis Silkin LLP

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South East: Human resources

Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40
Employment: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40 - ranked: tier 1

Lewis Silkin LLP

Lewis Silkin LLP is best known for its expertise handling specific employment issues within the media, pharmaceutical and technology industries. Key areas of activity include workplace data protection, restructuring, TUPE, contentious work and advising clients on collective and union issues, such as European Works Council arrangements. Russell Brimelow ,Jonathan Carr, Carolyn Soakell, Hannah Price and James Storke comprise the key partners at this 'outstanding' practice.

Practice head(s):Russell Brimelow

Other key lawyers:Jonathan Carr; Carolyn Soakell; Hannah Price; James Storke; James Walters; Abi Frederick


'The team is very focused on giving practical and pragmatic advice and really build a partnership approach to working together. They understand our business and we trust their advice and guidance is aligned to our aims.'

'The team at Lewis Silken are exceptional lawyers, who go above and beyond for a client and always make themselves available. They completely understand the nature of the client's work and give appropriate tailored advice, taking on board the preferred outcomes and commercial solution to employment issues.'



Key Clients

Oxford University Press

Viacom International

British Standards Institution


HP Inc

Work highlights

  • Assisted in the launching of a global employment law help desk for the British Standards Institution across 31  jurisdictions. Also advised on compliance with requirements set by the European Commission for all EU standards testing staff.
  • Advised on restructuring and redundancies following the acquisition of a business. Assisted with an investigation into personal share dealing by a senior investment professional and subsequent termination.  
  • Advised a global company on the EMEA employment aspects of the global sale of a significant part of its business.
  • Advised Infosys alongside its UK Employment in-house counsel on the on the global outsourcing of Verizon’s IT staff to Infosys.
Next Generation Partners

James Storke - Lewis Silkin LLP

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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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