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Lewis Silkin LLP

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Work 020 7074 8000
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Toni Lorenzo

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Work 020 7074 8083
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Lewis Silkin LLP

Work Department

Employment, reward and immigration.

Position

Partner, Employment, Immigration and Reward and Head of the Employment Litigation Team. Specialising in employment law, Toni is a highly skilled and experienced litigator with an international practice and advises companies and LLPs on the protection of business interests, including confidential information, restrictive covenants and fiduciary duties, contested dismissals and high value Employment Tribunal claims including discrimination and whistle blowing claims. Toni is a CEDR accredited mediator and has acted as a mediator in a number of disputes. He has worked with many international clients and is heavily involved in Ius Laboris, the Global Alliance of Human Resources Lawyers.

Career

Trained Lewis Silkin; qualified 1995; partner 2001; CEDR-accredited mediator.

Languages

Spanish, Italian.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association; European Employment Lawyers Association; Ius Laboris;

London Litigation Group; Spanish Chamber of Commerce.

Education

Manchester University (1990 Spanish, Italian); College of Law, Guildford (1992 CPE; 1993 Finals).

Leisure

Football, cricket, running.


London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Leading individuals

Toni Lorenzo - Lewis Silkin LLP

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

With 'unrivalled experience and knowledge', Lewis Silkin LLP's 'absolutely first-class practice' is 'top drawer' and 'has market-leading strength in the field'. The group is 'a go-to name for complex litigation' with recent work including representing Deliveroo in a worker status case, acting for AstraZeneca in a breach of contract claim against a senior executive who joined a competitor and acting for a managing director in a sex discrimination and whistleblowing claim. The department has also been active in investigations; it is advising The Old Vic on an investigation into allegations of inappropriate behaviour during Kevin Spacey's time as artistic director and assisted Rigpa with an independent investigation into allegations of sexual and physical abuse and financial impropriety made by former students against its founding guru. James Davies and Michael Burd jointly lead the firm's employer work while Nicholas Hadaway heads up the senior executive practice. Other key names include 'outstanding practitioner' and litigator Toni Lorenzo, Ellen Temperton, who has 'a superb combination of detailed knowledge and a practical mindset'; the 'highly strategic' Richard Miskella and Colin Leckey, who 'provides strong, commercially driven advice'.

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