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David Hopper

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David is a Managing Associate specialising in employment law. His practice focuses on trade union and collective employment rights, particularly in the context of business restructurings. He regularly conducts his own advocacy in the Employment Tribunals and Central Arbitration Committee, and has experience of conducting appellate litigation. He is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales, Hong Kong and Ireland.


David trained at Slaughter and May in London and qualified into its Pensions and Employment Team in 2013. David moved to Linklaters in Hong Kong in 2014 before joining Lewis Silkin on his return to London in 2016. He has undertaken client secondments to the British Museum, Carillion and JP Morgan.


David studied at the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford before working for an MP and member of the Government in Parliament. He rowed for both Oxford and Cambridge, winning the 2009 Isis-Goldie Race, and represented Great Britain at the 2005 Junior World Rowing Championships.