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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
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182 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.lewissilkin.com

Michael Burd

Tel:
Work 020 7074 8176
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Lewis Silkin LLP

Work Department

Employment, reward and immigration.

Position

Chair of the Partnership and Partner. Advises on all aspects of employment and partnership law. Particular areas of interest include board issues, contested dismissals and redundancy, partnership issues, business transfers, employment tribunal claims and advice aimed at preventing employment disputes and ensuring compliance with statutory regulations. His practice is highly international, dealing with both UK clients' employment law needs globally and with UK issues for clients in numerous other jurisdictions.

Career

Articled Lewis Silkin; qualified 1986; partner 1988; head of employment; president, City of Westminster Law Society 1995-96; publications: editor Croner’s ‘Managing Termination of Employment’; Croner’s ‘Discrimination Law’ looseleaf; frequent lecturer and writer on employment matters. Board of Ius Laboris, the leading alliance of global human resources lawyers of which Lewis Silkin is UK member. Regular column in Management Today.

Member

Employment Lawyers Association; European Employment Lawyers Association; London Solicitors Litigation Association, Ius Laboris global employment law alliance , President of City of Westminster Law Society (1995-96)

Education

Tappan Zee High School, New York (1976); Columbia University (1980 BA); Cambridge University (1982 MPhil).

Leisure

Travel, fine food and wines, choral musician.


London: Human resources

Employment: employers

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Burd - Lewis Silkin LLP

Within: Employment: employers

The market-leading team at Lewis Silkin LLP has strong expertise in all aspects of employment law, advising on the spectrum of issues from the gig economy to gender pay gap reporting, while also playing prominent roles in high-profile High Court disputes. The practice is particularly well-regarded for its development of innovative services to meet client needs, including its low cost fixed-fee HR support offering, rockhopper. Recent highlights include advising Deliveroo on the categorisation of their delivery staff as non-workers. Joint managing partner Richard Miskella heads the practice, which also has a strong track record of advising senior executives, and is home to a line-up of well-regarded partners including 'all-time great' Michael Burd, James Davies, 'master tactician' Toni Lorenzo, senior executives practice head Nicholas Hadaway and Colin Leckey.

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Employment: senior executives

Within: Employment: senior executives

The market-leading team at Lewis Silkin LLP has strong expertise in all aspects of employment law, advising on the spectrum of issues from the gig economy to gender pay gap reporting, while also playing prominent roles in high-profile High Court disputes. The practice is particularly well-regarded for its development of innovative services to meet client needs, including its low cost fixed-fee HR support offering, rockhopper. Recent highlights include advising Deliveroo on the categorisation of their delivery staff as non-workers. Joint managing partner Richard Miskella heads the practice, which also has a strong track record of advising senior executives, and is home to a line-up of well-regarded partners including 'all-time great' Michael Burd, James Davies, 'master tactician' Toni Lorenzo, senior executives practice head Nicholas Hadaway and Colin Leckey.

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Lewis Silkin LLP

  • Negotiating the minefield of administrative decisions

    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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