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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
Fax:
Fax 020 7864 1200
DX:
182 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.lewissilkin.com

James Davies

Tel:
Work 020 7074 8035
Email:
Lewis Silkin LLP

Work Department

Employment, reward and immigration.

Position

Partner  specialising in all aspects of employment law with a special interest in international employment law; discrimination law (particularly age discrimination); and TUPE.

Career

Articled Denton Hall 1986; qualified 1988; solicitor Denton Hall London 1988-90; solicitor Denton Hall Hong Kong 1990-91; solicitor Lewis Silkin 1992-95; partner Lewis Silkin 1995 to date; director, trustee and management committee: Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (AIRE Centre); chair of Employment Lawyers Association working groups; publications: two books, and regular contributor to national, legal and personnel media.

Languages

English, French.

Member

European Employment Lawyers Association; Industrial Law Society; Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Employment Lawyers Association; Ius Laboris; International Bar Association.

Education

Ysgol Gyfun David Hughes, Menai Bridge; Leicester University (1985 LLB Law with French; 1995 LLM Law and Employment Relations); University of Strasbourg, France (1984 Diplome d’Etudes Juridiques Françaises); Harvard Law School (2014 Law Firm Management).

Leisure

Welsh rugby, sport, travel to farflung places.


London: Human resources

Employment: employers

Within: Leading individuals

James Davies - 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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Legal Developments by:
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).
    - Lewis Silkin LLP

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