I joined Lewis Silkin on qualification in 2002. I was made a partner in 2009 and in 2012, I opened our office in Cardiff where I manage the office and head a growing employment team.
I advise on the full range of employment issues with a focus on legal and strategic advice on redundancies/restructuring; sensitive terminations and practical advice on the operation of TUPE. I also have considerable experience of Employment Tribunal litigation having successfully defended a number of complicated discrimination cases.
I am a member of Lewis Silkin's specialist TUPE team and I advise regularly on the legal and practical implications of the TUPE regulations. In particular, I have considerable experience:
- Advising on the impact of TUPE in an outsourcing situation or when services change hands
- Drafting and reviewing TUPE provisions in contracts.
I have considerable transactional experience supporting businesses (and groups of businesses) with:
- Large scale and high profile redundancy and restructuring processes (generally involving collective consultation); and
- The employment aspects of acquisitions/dispositions (whether share or asset sale).
Advertising & Marketing
I head the employment team's advertising and marketing sector group and regularly work with colleagues across the firm when advising clients in this sector. I have particular experience of advising on whether TUPE applies when a client account changes hands and of reviewing TUPE related provisions in client/agency agreements.
Retail, Hospitality & Leisure
As part of Lewis Silkin's Retail, Hospitality & Leisure sector group I work regularly with colleagues across the firm when advising clients in this sector. I have particular experience of advising clients in this sector on restructuring and re-organising their businesses to adapt to changing market conditions.
Awards and recognition
- Chambers 2023 (Employment) "Lucy is excellent all round. She's trusted to give considered advice which she can flex in accordance to client needs."
- Legal 500 2023 (Employment: Wales) ‘Lucy Lewis feels like an extension of our team. Her advice never needs amending or tweaking.’
- Leading individual in Legal 500 2022 (employment)
- Chambers 2022 (Employment) - 'Lucy Lewis is an excellent technical lawyer who is very commercial. She makes it clear what the risks are and also provides solutions'
- Legal 500 2022 (Employment) - ‘Lucy Lewis is exceptional. She provides first-class advice, is incredibly responsive, clear, to the point and a real pleasure to deal with’
- Legal 500 2022 (Employment) - ‘Lucy Lewis is our go-to lawyer for all employment-related matters. She is both technically excellent but also very solution-focussed and pragmatic’
- Chambers 2021 (Employment) - "She can describe complex things in a straightforward manner. She can talk about anything in a way that anybody can understand and access"
- Legal 500 2021 (Employment) - ‘Lucy Lewis is outstanding and provides clear and concise advice that fully considers the specific scenario’
- Legal 500 2021 (Employment) - ‘Lucy Lewis is the most intuitive, pragmatic and commercially astute lawyer we work with’
- Who's Who Legal Global Leader - Labour & Employment (Wales) 2021
- Recommended in Who’s Who Legal 2020 Wales
- Chambers and Partners 2019 - "She is superb - she can provide high-quality advice at very short notice, and cuts to the commercial nub of the matter."
- Highly commended in the Lawyer of the Year category at the Modern Law Awards 2019