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Lewis Silkin launches new HR consultancy service in Asia-Pacific

06 March 2019

Lewis Silkin, the law firm, today announces that it will be adding HR services to its offering in the Asia Pacific region, through the firm’s Hong Kong office.

The complementary services, which are branded “Worksphere”, are designed to meet the growing needs of employers in an increasingly complex and cost-conscious landscape. Worksphere will sit alongside Lewis Silkin Hong Kong’s local employment and immigration law practice and will provide a comprehensive, holistic suite of HR services to businesses operating in the region, delivered by a team of local legal specialists and independent HR consultants.

Worksphere is led by HR industry expert, Emma Richardson, and provides

  • HR consultancy in areas including management of employee relations, executive coaching, employee engagement and implementing compensation and benefits programs
  • Training courses for businesses on areas such as immigration, diversity, sexual harassment and mental health
  • Investigations services for employee grievance, disciplinary, or fact-finding projects that require an independent, highly-trained third party investigator
  • Global cultural fluency training and consultation to help businesses operate effectively across geographical, cultural and linguistic boundaries

Kathryn Weaver, partner and Head of Lewis Silkin Hong Kong, commented:

“There has been a growing call for non-legal HR services not only from our existing clients but more generally from employers in the region, and these needs are evolving. Our market-leading Worksphere services, already highly successful in other jurisdictions, coupled with our first-class legal offering, further reinforces our position as one of the leading employment specialists in the region.”

Lewis Silkin Hong Kong launched in 2015 and, following its conversion to a Hong Kong partnership in January 2019, the firm is one of the largest employment, immigration and incentives specialists in the region. Lewis Silkin Hong Kong is the official Hong Kong member of international employment law network Ius Laboris.

Lewis Silkin Hong Kong will be hosting an official launch event on 12 March, to include special guest speakers: the Privacy Commissioner, Stephen Wong; Legislative Councillor, Legal Functional Constituency, The Honorable Dennis Kwok MP; and Deputy Head of Mission, British Consulate-General Hong Kong, Esther Blythe. For more details, or to attend, contact

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