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Lessons in remote offboarding as furlough ends and “Great Resignation” takes hold: Laura Farnsworth comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press05 October 2021
This week the Spanish government reached a deal with unions and industry groups to extend the nation’s furlough programme until February 2022. The new deal represents the sixth extension to the scheme since Spain imposed its first lockdown in March 2020 and covers approximately 270,000 workers.
Rise in whistleblower and health and safety claims predicted: Laura Farnsworth comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press13 July 2021
Employment claims linked to covid-19 whistleblowing and health and safety concerns are expected to feature heavily in the next round of UK employment tribunal statistics, while the latest official data from the government shows an unexpected increase in age discrimination disputes.
Will working-from-anywhere models disrupt global mobility policies? Laura Farnsworth comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press13 July 2021
A PwC survey from June 2020 found that 27% of employers believed covid-19 would fundamentally impact workforce mobility policies.
Employment Tribunal quarterly statistics - a glimpse of things to come?17 March 2021
The Ministry of Justice has released its quarterly report on the Employment Tribunal statistics for the period from October to December 2020, providing a fascinating glimpse into the claims landscape as the economic effects of Covid-19 unfold.
Employment Tribunals - will this winter see a flurry of claims?07 October 2020
Imminent changes in Employment Tribunal procedures are likely to reduce case backlogs and lead to claims progressing to a hearing more quickly in a climate in which employment disputes are increasing. How will this affect employers?
Laura Farnsworth features for Briefing Magazine: Hop Performers
Press18 July 2019
Laura Farnsworth is the focus of an article for Briefing Magazine that discusses why the launch of Lewis Silkin's flexibly resourced fixed-fee offering, rockhopper, was a step forward in the fields of both client relationships and people management.
Lewis Silkin’s award-winning rockhopper service celebrates fifth anniversary
Press Release15 July 2019
It is five years since Lewis Silkin launched rockhopper, its highly successful, fixed-fee HR support service.
Lewis Silkin wins award at Lexis Nexis Legal Awards
Press Release14 March 2019
Madeleine Jephcott has won the PSL/Knowledge Award at the Lexis Nexis Legal Awards 2019 for spearheading Lewis Silkin’s Future of Work initiative.
Laura Farnsworth comments for The Law Society Gazette
Press05 December 2018
In this article Laura Farnsworth discusses the benefits of lawyers working part time as well as discussing how Lewis Silkin’s low cost, fixed fee service rockhopper has helped support lawyers who wish to work part time.
Lewis Silkin’s rockhopper service wins Best Innovation Award
Press Release21 June 2018
rockhopper, the pioneering low-cost, fixed-fee HR and employment law service from Lewis Silkin, has won Best Innovation in this year’s Working Families Best Practice Awards.
An inspirational woman ahead of her time08 March 2018
On International Women’s Day, it seems appropriate to reflect on an extraordinary woman who has led an extraordinary life - Dame Stephanie Shirley.
Lewis Silkin’s Head of rockhopper, Laura Farnsworth, named in the 2018 Timewise Power 50 part-time worker awards
Press Release26 February 2018
Laura Farnsworth has been named in the 2018 Timewise Power 50 awards, a roll-call of the UK’s top flexible and part-time workers who are delivering in senior roles with non-traditional working patterns.
Laura Farnsworth spoke to SLOAN! Magazine: Lewis Silkin uses innovative working practices to improve work-life balance for lawyers with children
Press12 December 2017
Laura Farnsworth spoke to SLOAN! Magazine about the challenges faced by those with young families working in the legal sector and what led to the firm establishing rockhopper – our fixed fee HR and employment law service for businesses which allows lawyers to work flexibly from home.
Laura Farnsworth writes for WeAreTheCity: Challenges and priorities of maternity leave
Press05 September 2017
Employment Partner, Laura Farnsworth has written an article for WeAreTheCity which discusses the challenges and priorities for female lawyers returning back to work from maternity leave.
Lewis Silkin's rockhopper service expands with external hire
Press Release24 July 2017
rockhopper, the fixed-fee HR and employment law service from Lewis Silkin, has expanded its team with the hire of Nicola Penny, an external hire to the rockhopper team.
Lewis Silkin lauded for its rockhopper HR and employment law offering in this year’s FT Innovative Lawyer Awards
Press06 October 2016
Rockhopper, the pioneering low-cost, fixed-fee HR and employment law service from top 100 UK law firm Lewis Silkin LLP, has been commended as ‘Standout’ in this year’s FT Innovative Lawyers awards in the Innovation in Human Resources category.
Lewis Silkin's rockhopper service nominated for FT Innovative Lawyer Award
Press06 September 2016
Leading employment specialist Lewis Silkin LLP has been shortlisted for this year’s FT Innovative Lawyers award for its low cost fixed fee HR and employment law service rockhopper (www.rockhopperhr.com).