Clive Greenwood > Lewis Silkin > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Lewis Silkin
255 Blackfriars Rd

Work Department

Litigation and dispute resolution.


Partner: Clive is a Partner in the Professional Services and Dispute Resolution Groups. He specialises in commercial dispute resolution and is 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.


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


Association of Partnership Practitioners; London Solicitors Litigation Association.


College of Law, Chester.


Rugby, skiing.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Hall of Fame)

Clive GreenwoodLewis Silkin

With ‘significant experience in dealing with complex disputes‘, Lewis Silkin‘s dispute resolution practice is able to leverage partners and experienced lawyers from across the entire firm. Examples includes shareholder disputes, where the team often comprises colleagues from the firm’s employment and corporate law practices. Dispute resolution head Mark Lim is a widely-respected cross-border commercial disputes expert; Andrew Wanambwa, whose track record includes several large-scale disputes before the English High Court, ‘quickly identifies the key issues‘; Clive Greenwood is highly experienced in commercial and corporate conflicts; and Neil Parkes has longstanding experience in representing clients from the media, entertainment and technology sectors. At managing associate level, Fraser McKeating ‘gets the work done‘, while Nigel Enticknap acts in commercial disputes that frequently incorporate international aspects.

London > Corporate and commercial > Partnership

(Hall of Fame)

Clive GreenwoodLewis Silkin

Offering a holistic service with ‘strength and depth across the partnership, employment and commercial fields’, Lewis Silkin services law firms, hedge funds, private equity managers and debt advisory businesses, particularly in relation to highly sensitive disputes arising from misconduct allegations and partner exits. The team also offers experience in contentious matters such as expulsion, fiduciary duties, restrictive covenants and remuneration disputes and non-contentious work such as mergers, internal policies, business formation and restructuring. Heading up the group is the ‘extremely experienced’ Clive Greenwood. He is frequently instructed in disputes concerning compulsory retirement and performance. Partnership and LLP agreement expert Fergus Payne advises professional services firms on restructuring projects and mergers and has now adopted the role of consultant at the firm. Heading up the investigations team is Karen Baxter, an employment and partnership law specialist that advises on investigations involving allegations of professional misconduct, team moves, partner obligations and disputes. Michael Burd is known for his focus on large-scale and international litigation, arbitration and agreements work. Managing associate Frances Simm, described by one client as a ‘star,’ has recently advised international law firms, national accountancy firms and individuals on contentious LLP disputes and investigations. Professional services specialist Chris Hallinan joined the practice in July 2023 from Addleshaw Goddard .