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Lewis Silkin
1302, 13/F, Dina House, Ruttonjee Centre
11 Duddell Street
Central, Hong Kong
Hong Kong

Work Department

Employment, Immigration and Reward

Position

Kathryn is dual-qualified in England & Wales and Hong Kong and heads our Hong Kong office and Hong Kong Employment Team. She has built a strong team of employment, immigration and reward lawyers with a stellar reputation in the market. The team now stands at 10 fee-earners, 3 of whom are partners, and covers all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law work.

Kathryn’s strengths as a practitioner lie in her commercial approach to understanding and resolving clients’ complex employment law issues and her ability to explain the law in a concise, no-nonsense way. She is regularly called on to speak at industry events and has provided numerous interviews and articles on employment law to Hong Kong newspapers and trade press.

Career

Trained Lewis Silkin
Qualified England and Wales 2009, Hong Kong 2018

Associate Lewis Silkin 2009 – 2014
Senior Associate Lewis Silkin 2014 – 2017
Managing Associate and Head of Employment Law at Lewis Silkin Hong Kong 2017 – 2018
Partner and Head of Hong Kong office at Lewis Silkin 2018 – present

Languages

English

Memberships

Employment Lawyers Assocaiton, Ius Laboris

Education

BA Hons – Queen Mary University of London 2003
GDL – College of Law, York 2005
LPC – College of Law, Bloomsbury 2007
LLM (Distinction) – College of Law, Bloomsbury 2014

Lawyer Rankings

Hong Kong > Labour and employment

(Next Generation Partners)

Kathryn WeaverLewis Silkin 

The ‘very proactive, practical and very responsive’ team at Lewis Silkin has notable experience in immigration and visa matters, and handles other contentious and non-contentious issues for its clients. Noted for its strong profile among local and international companies, the firm has recently had a number of instructions relating to the National Security Law and the COVID-19 pandemic. Kathryn Weaver, who is dual-qualified in Hong Kong and England & Wales, is the head of the group. She acts for clients such as FTSE 100 companies, household-name brands, gig economy clients and start-ups. Catherine Leung is recommended for strategic advice on recruitment and terminations, discrimination and data privacy matters. The team is greatly boosted by Jezamine Fewins who joined from Stephenson Harwood in January 2022. Fewins’ expertise cuts across employment and IP law with a focus on litigation cases.