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Lewis Silkin
255 Blackfriars Rd

Work Department

Employment, immigration & reward.


Founding partner of our employment team specialising in all aspects of employment law with a special interest in international employment law; discrimination law (particularly age discrimination); and TUPE.


Articled Denton Hall 1986; qualified 1988; solicitor Denton Hall London 1988-90; solicitor Denton Hall Hong Kong 1990-91; solicitor Lewis Silkin 1992-95; partner Lewis Silkin 1995 to date; director, trustee and management committee: Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (AIRE Centre); chair of Employment Lawyers Association working groups; publications: two books, and regular contributor to national, legal and personnel media.


English, French.


European Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society; Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Employment Lawyers Association; Ius Laboris; International Bar Association.


Ysgol Gyfun David Hughes, Menai Bridge; Leicester University (1985 LLB Law with French; 1995 LLM Law and Employment Relations); University of Strasbourg, France (1984 Diplome d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises); Harvard Law School (2014 Law Firm Management).


Welsh rugby, sport, travel to farflung places.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Employers

(Hall of Fame)

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Lewis Silkin‘s employment group is recommended for its specialist sub-teams and is able to cover both high-level litigation, including before the Supreme Court, and complex non-contentious matters, such as the employment restructuring of Twitter following Elon Musk’s takeover. Joint managing partner of the firm Richard Miskella heads the team. He is supported by a strong group of expert lawyers, including highly experienced litigators Michael Anderson, Toni Lorenzo and Michael Burd. Colin Leckey, who specialises in disability discrimination claims, is also integral. Further names to note in an impressively deep bench include workplace investigations specialist Karen Baxter, East Asia regional expert James Davies, the discrimination claims and sexual misconduct allegations-focussed Shalina Crossley and managing associate Carla Feakins.