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Lewis Silkin LLP

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Joint Managing Partners: Giles Crown (Creators, Makers & Innovators) Richard Miskella (Employment, Immigration & Reward)
International Offices: Dublin, Hong Kong

Advertising & Marketing Services:
Brinsley Dresden, Jo Farmer
Commercial: James Gill
Construction: Clare Reddy
Corporate: Paul Rajput
Data Protection: Ellen Temperton, Alexander Milner-Smith
Employee Reward: Sara Cohen, Victoria Goode
Employment: James Davies, Michael Burd, Russell Brimelow
IT: James Gill
Immigration: Andrew Osborne, Antonia Grant
Insolvency: Mark Lim
Intellectual Property: Ian Jeffery, Giles Crown, Jo Farmer, Simon Chapman
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Mark Lim
Media & Entertainment: Jeremy Summers, Cliff Fluet
Outsourcing: James Gill
Partnership: Clive Greenwood, Fergus Payne
Planning: Leonard Goodrich
Property Litigation: Brian Kilcoyne
Publishing: Simon Entwistle
Real Estate: Jonathan Reuben, Rachel Francis-Lang
Reputation Management: Adam Glass
Retail: James Walters, Julia Poulter
Sports: Alex Kelham
Tax: Matthew Rowbotham
Technology: Sean Dempsey, James Gill, David Willbe
Trade Marks: Dominic Farnsworth, Steven Jennings

Lewis Silkin is a UK top 100 commercial law firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Dublin and Hong Kong. Recognised by clients and industry alike as being distinct: for its deep understanding, insight and advice to creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses; for its market-leading international practice in employment, immigration and reward; and for delivering pragmatic, commercial advice in a refreshingly human way.

With 60 partners and more than 400 staff, the firm is structured around two key divisions. In employment, immigration and reward Lewis Silkin is consistently top-ranked. With over 100 lawyers, Lewis Silkin’s employment and immigration team offers an unrivalled service supporting its clients, including many of the world’s leading businesses, on their HR, employment and immigration law needs domestically and internationally. The creators, makers and innovators team is made up of leading advisers for creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses, offering deep understanding of the industry sectors in which the firm’s clients operate combined with real expertise across a wide range of legal services. From start-ups to multinationals, Lewis Silkin’s comprehensive and commercially focused advice helps the firm’s clients succeed in an increasingly complex and converged international marketplace, whether they receive advice from both, or just one division.

Lewis Silkin is renowned for offering high-quality legal advice paired with a personal touch and individual flair, and for being the ‘lawyers’ lawyers.’ Boasting top-notch credentials in a number of areas, the firm is ranked number one in both employment law and IP, brands and trade marks in the UK. Feedback consistently shows that clients particularly value the firm’s cost-effectiveness, its personalised approach to the needs of their businesses, and distinctive approach to sharing legal updates, know-how and training (details on

The firm is also regarded as an employer of choice, having maintained an ‘outstanding’ one-star accreditation from ‘Best Companies’. It is also an accredited Living Wage employer, and has previously won an award for ‘Best Social Mobility Programme’ at the Awards for Management Excellence by the Managing Partners’ Forum.

The firm’s reach also extends worldwide through its Hong Kong office and membership of two leading global legal networks: Ius Laboris, which focuses on employment law; and the Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA) which deals with advertising and marketing law.

The creators, makers and innovators division of Lewis Silkin offers the full spectrum of legal services to support creative clients in a complex and converging international marketplace. Its 11 different legal practice groups and array of non-legal business service offerings deliver practical advice and real commercial insight in a refreshing and straight-forward manner. From incorporating a new business, renewing a lease, registering a design, and protecting data or intellectual property, to expanding a business internationally, hiring new teams or handling major commercial disputes, Lewis Silkin can provide the focus and commercial expertise needed.

The employment, immigration and reward division of the firm focuses on employment, reward and immigration issues, supporting many of the world’s leading businesses with their HR and employment law needs in the UK and around the world.

Across these two areas the firm has unmatched expertise and capability within eight key industry sectors: advertising and marketing; manufacturing and engineering; media and entertainment; retail, hospitality and leisure; sports business; technology and communications; financial services; and professional services.