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Lewis Silkin is one of the leading employment law practices both domestically and internationally. Our team is amongst the largest in the UK with 22 employment partners and around 80 employment lawyers. Consistently top ranked by independent legal directories, we have more recognised experts in employment than any other UK firm.
Our clients range across many sectors including technology, financial services, manufacturing, retail, media, advertising and professional services. We are held in high regard by the legal sector – for example around one third of top 25 law firms use us to assist with their internal issues. Our practice predominantly involves us advising employers – many of whom are amongst the World’s biggest multinationals - but we also advise small businesses, other organisations and individuals.
Internationally, the practice is unmatched by any UK firm. We are the UK member of Ius Laboris – a thriving and seamless way of accessing top flight employment advice around the globe. Some of our lawyers also specialise as international project managers - and they deal daily with their counterparts in our sister Ius Laboris firms on all kinds of international projects. Ius Laboris won The Lawyer’s European Network of the Year 2011 and is the largest group of independent and specialist lawyers ever brought together in employment law.
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Undertakings shouldn't be undertaken lightlyBy Rachel Rooksby
Proceedings for contempt of court don’t come up often in the employment law sphere, but in Back Office Ltd v Percival and others, the High Court has recently made clear the principles for imposing sanctions when undertakings to the court have been breached.
Ask about... Retail, Hospitality & LeisureBy Shalina Crossley
Can we terminate an employee on a zero hours contract if they have a second job?
Zero-hours work ‘equals a happy work-life balance’
In a Times article, Lewis Silkin has been mentioned regarding the survey conducted in conjunction with the CIPD on zero-hours contracts.