Lewissilkinhouse is our flexible resourcing service.
Designed for businesses with an existing inhouse employment or commercial law resource who sometimes need extra support, we provide experienced employment lawyers, commercial/ IP lawyers and paralegals to help deal with a surge of work, a large project or provide cover for an existing team member’s absence.
Our team of Lewissilkinhouse lawyers have all worked inhouse for a broad spectrum of companies and industries, undertaking UK and EMEA wide roles. They combine specialist legal expertise with deep inhouse experience of supporting internal stakeholders. They are experts in their field, with the commercial awareness, experience and practical problem-solving skills to help your business exactly when you need it. Our team has wide reaching expertise including employment, technology, data, commercial, IP and regulatory advice.
Our Lewissilkinhouse lawyers are fully integrated into our award-winning practices, with the ability to tap into our wider team’s knowledge bank and with full access to our large programme of internal training. They undergo a rigorous selection process to ensure they have the legal and commercial experience to become a key part of your team.
Our lawyers are highly experienced, flexible and can work in the way that suits your business, whether full time or part time, on location or virtually, fixed or variable hours or any other way of fitting in with your work patterns and requirements. Click here to view the team.
Clients who use this service say:
“[Lewissilkinhouse is] every bit as good as we'd have expected …..”.
“We used Lewissilkinhouse recently to cover a period of peak demand. We interviewed a host of different candidates and managed to secure a great fit for our role. Onboarding was simple and the candidate herself really hit the ground running and became “part of the team” for the duration of her time with us. Having a network back into Lewis Silkin was really great for cross-checking wider market positions too. Lewissilkinhouse will be our first port of call if we need someone to step in quickly to support again.” (global professional services firm)
"Lewissilkinhouse quickly provided a candidate with exactly the right background who was able to slot into the team and pick up the workload with minimal training. The Lewissilkinhouse lawyer became a valued member of the team. I fully expect to use the Lewissilkinhouse service again when the need arises." (multinational financial services corporation)
We can provide clients with General Counsel support on a particular project/strategic change. We can also offer you a senior legal consultant on an ongoing basis within your business, providing assistance or as your dedicated part-time or interim General Counsel, providing a longer term, integrated relationship, so your consultant can really get to know you and your business and provide commercial, pragmatic and insightful solutions. All of our senior consultant lawyers have extensive inhouse experience of working with high level stakeholders and supporting complex projects.
Whether you are a General Counsel needing some senior experienced support on a new project or strategic change, or a CEO/ COO/ CFO looking to bring on a part time or interim General Counsel, we can be flexible and work in the way that suits you. We can also help with a wide range of bespoke scenarios such as structuring new activity or conducting audits, whilst always adding value including by identifying risks and opportunities, or developing processes and policies.
Kirstie Allison writes for Employment Law Journal: Crucial competencies for in-house employment lawyers10 September 2018
In an article for Employment Law Journal, Kirstie Allison offers a personal perspective on working in house and some suggestions on how to perform the role effectively.
‘Right-sourcing’ – a crucial competency for in-house lawyers08 March 2018
Good resource management is an essential skill for in-house employment lawyers. To manage my workload effectively and make efficient use of the company’s resources, I am constantly required to assess whether work is best carried out in house or outsourced.
LewisSilkinhouse launched GC offering07 February 2018
As one of the first law firm offerings of its kind, Lewissilkinhouse has seen a fivefold increase in its flexible resourcing service since its inception in 2013. Lewissilkinhouse supports clients’ existing in house legal teams with large projects, surges in work or cover for an existing team member’s absence, by providing lawyers to work as part of the client team, in their offices for as long as required.
Lewissilkinhouse mentioned in The Telegraph - Zero-hours contracts: what should employers think about?15 May 2017
Lewissilkinhouse, the firm's flexible resourcing service, has been mentioned in The Telegraph in an article that discusses Zero-hour contracts and the benefits that flexible working can bring to businesses.
Employment status workshop11 May 2017
Employment status is the hot topic of the moment, with various legal challenges being brought in relation to the status of individuals working in the “on-demand” economy.
In-house service reflects workforce ‘shift’14 September 2015
Russell Brimelow comments in The Law Society Gazette on lewissilkinhouse, our in-house resourcing service in relation to shifting patterns in legal resourcing.
The changing role of the employment lawyer08 September 2015
Russell Brimelow and Michael Burd have written an article for HR Magazine on the changing role of employment lawyers and the introduction of new services to meet the demands of an ever evolving regulatory landscape.
Zero hours contracts: A godsend for high-flying professionals20 May 2015
Helen Samuel, Senior Lawyer with lewissilkinhouse - our specialist resourcing service - has written an article for City AM on the benefits of zero hours contracts for high-flying professionals.