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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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Bonus cap: more staff to be within scopeBy Victoria Goode
On 16 April 2013, as previously reported, the European Parliament adopted CRD4 – the fourth amendment to the Capital Requirements Directive (“Directive”). CRD4 includes a cap on bankers’ bonuses of 1 x salary.
Ask About...Retail, Hospitality & LeisureBy Emma Delap
We had a really terrible hotel receptionist who we had to sack. I’ve just received a reference request for her – am I allowed to give a bad reference?
Area of law: Employment24th May 2013, 09:00am - 10:30am, 5 Chancery Lane, Clifford's Inn, London, EC4A 1BL
Flexible working - the backlashBy Russell Brimelow
In a Financial Times article, Russell Brimelow discusses Flexible Working and how often some employers don’t realise they have health and safety obligations if staff are working from home.
Not only does technology need to be safe, but the working environment needs to be as risk-free as practicable too.