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Lewis Silkin LLP

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5 CHANCERY LANE, CLIFFORD'S INN, LONDON, EC4A 1BL, ENGLAND
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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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www.lewissilkin.com

Michael Burd

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Work 020 7074 8176
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Lewis Silkin LLP

Work Department

Employment, reward and immigration.

Position

Chair and Joint Head of Employment, Immigration and Reward. 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 and senior executives

Within: Leading individuals

Michael Burd - 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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