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Lewis Silkin LLP


Lewis Silkin LLP - London
  • 5 Chancery Lane
  • Clifford's Inn
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4A 1BL
  • Managing Partner Ian Jeffrey
  • Number of partners 61
  • Assistant solicitors 102
  • Other fee-earners 51
  • Total fee-earners 214
  • Total staff 331

The Firm A London practice, with offices in Oxford, Cardiff and Hong Kong, that has thrived on its commitment to delivering results for clients. Lewis Silkin strives to be ‘a rather more human law firm’ with each individual contributing to successful, productive and friendly working relationships. The firm was ranked in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ 2015 and achieved a two-star accreditation in ‘Best Companies’ 2015. Lewis Silkin’s lawyers are focused on providing effective and commercial solutions to clients’ needs. In addition to expertise in the legal fields of employment, reward and immigration; media, brands and technology; real estate and development; corporate; and litigation and dispute resolution the firm focuses on key industries: marketing and communications; media and entertainment; technology; retail; professional services and sports. Surveys show that clients particularly value Lewis Silkin’s costeffectiveness, its personalised approach to the needs of their business and distinctive approach to legal updating, know-how and training events (details on www.lewissilkin.com).

Principal Areas of Work Service teams are based around the unique needs of each client, drawing on the following practice areas and industry sectors.
Employment, Reward & Immigration: One of the highest-rated teams in the UK, with a reputation for straightforward practical advice when a sensitive, commercial approach is needed. Lewis Silkin is the UK member for employment and immigration in the Ius Laboris global Alliance of specialist employment law firms.
Media, Brands & Technology: An active convergence practice advising a range of brand and media owners, marcomms, digital and technology businesses on contentious and non-contentious matters including; rights protection and exploitation, procurement or outsourcing of IT systems, data protection, software, reputation management, intellectual property, licensing and distribution agreements.
Real Estate & Development: From leases to litigation, financing to planning, regeneration and development to environmental issues. Social Housing: Supporting registered providers on a range of legal and business issues.
Construction: Contentious and non-contentious advice on construction and development projects.
Corporate Services: Mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Particular expertise in managing transactions in the marketing and communications, media and entertainment, sports and professional services sectors.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: The firm works with clients to achieve their commercial objectives. Known for success in winning a number of high-profile disputes, but increasingly, many problems are being resolved effectively with appropriate resolution techniques, such as mediation.
Partnership Law: Advising professional partnerships, LLPs and individual partners, the firm’s contentious and non-contentious multi-disciplinary team understands the unique nature of partnership environments.
Sports Law: An expert squad that combines strengths in employment, immigration, brands and marketing, publishing, intellectual property, corporate finance and property.

Clients The firm’s clients range from large global corporations and listed companies to start ups and entrepreneurs, across a wide range of sectors – primarily focusing on clients in marketing and communications; media and entertainment; technology; retail; professional services and sports. inTernaTionaL Lewis Silkin regularly offers international service through its membership of the Global Advertising Lawyers’ Alliance (GALA), the international association of advertising and marketing specialist firms, www.gala-marketlaw.com and Ius Laboris, the leading global alliance of employment, incentives and pension lawyers www.iuslaboris.com. The firm opened an office in Hong Kong in Spring 2015 initially to coordinate Asia Pacific employment projects.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment, Reward & Immigration 41%
  • Real Estate & Development 12%
  • Media, Brands & Technology 25%
  • Corporate 12%
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution 10%
  • Advertising & Marketing Services Brinsley Dresden, Jo Farmer
  • Commercial James Gill
  • Computer Games Simon Morrissey
  • Construction Clare Reddy
  • Corporate Jo Evans
  • Employee Reward Sara Cohen, Victoria Goode
  • Employment Michael Burd, James Davies Russell Brimelow
  • IT Simon Morrissey, James Gill
  • Immigration Andrew Osborne, Antonia Grant
  • Insolvency Mark Lim
  • Intellectual Property Giles Crown, Simon Chapman Ian Jeffrey
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution Tom Coates, Philip Foster
  • Media & Entertainment Cliff Fluet, Phil Rymer
  • Outsourcing Simon Morrissey, James Gil
  • Partnership Clive Greenwood, Fergus Payne
  • Planning Judith Damerell
  • Property Litigation Brian Kilcoyne
  • Publishing Simon Entwistle
  • Real Estate Leonard Goodrich, Rachel Francis-Lang
  • Reputation Management Jonathan Coad
  • Retail Adam Glass
  • Social Housing Linda Convery, Gillian Bastow
  • sports Alex Kelham
  • Tax Matthew Rowbotham
  • Technology Simon Morrissey, James Gill
  • Trade Marks Steven Jennings, Simon Chapman Dominic Farnsworth