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Lewis Silkin LLP

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5 CHANCERY LANE, CLIFFORD'S INN, LONDON, EC4A 1BL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7074 8000
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Fax 020 7864 1200
DX:
182 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.lewissilkin.com

Colin Leckey

Tel:
Work 020 7074 8086
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Lewis Silkin LLP

Work Department

Employment.

Position

Partner in employment. Particular focus on the technology, financial services and professional services sectors.   

Also has extensive experience of advising on TUPE, outsourcings, high-value

discrimination, equal pay and whistleblowing claims and collective and individual redundancies, as well as cross-border employment matters.

Key matters in the last 12 months include representing a high profile technology company on an employment status dispute before the CAC, defending a large scale equal pay claim in the High Court, and advising an energy trading company on a restructuring and discrimination claim. 

Career

Trained Baker McKenzie; qualified 2003; associate Baker and McKenzie 2003-08; senior associate Baker and McKenzie 2008-12, partner Lewis Silkin 2012 to present. Current directorships: Strategic Society Centre Ltd. Publications of note: Tolley’s Discrimination Handbook (first and second editions).

Member

Employment Lawyers Association; lus Laboris.

Education

Hertford College, University of Oxford (1999 MA PPE, first); College of Law, York (1999 CPE/LPC).

Leisure

Sports, family.


London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Lewis Silkin LLP fields an β€˜absolutely first-rate’ and β€˜market-leading’ team that excels in high-value High Court litigation and other contentious matters, including boardroom, data protection, gender pay gap reporting and immigration issues; clients consider it β€˜one of the few firms that really understands European labour law’. James Davies and Michael Burd jointly head the team; Davies acted alongside partner Colin Leckey, senior associate Rhian Hall and associate Carla Feakins for Deliveroo on various employment matters, including worker status issues. Leckey also acted alongside managing associate Rebecca Rule and associate Laurence Mills for Avery Healthcare in an equal pay class action brought by 73 care home workers before the High Court (notably, the first private sector High Court equal value claim). Other key figures include Toni Lorenzo, who is β€˜a real player in the market’; the β€˜very proactive’ Sean Dempsey, who β€˜offers balanced equitable advice presented with a commercial view’; and Nicholas Hadaway, who is β€˜a standout solicitor for senior executives’ and β€˜achieves fantastic outcomes’. Ellen Temperton and Richard Miskella are also names to note.Shalina Crossley was promoted to partner.

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    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).
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