UK & Ireland
With offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Manchester, Leeds, Dublin and Belfast, we are recognised by clients and industry alike as being distinct for our unique culture, market-leading practice areas, sector focused approach and for providing solutions to complex, multijurisdictional business challenges, with a pragmatic and human touch.
We push ourselves to take on challenges, to try new things, to drive innovation and to be aspirational in everything we do. Whether it is providing global employment law advice, managing a global IP portfolio or piecing together a multijurisdictional corporate transaction the firm has the right people, in the right place, at the right time through a combination of our own offices, strategic alliances and expert desks.
We don’t try to do everything. But what we do, we do well. We work with leading businesses helping them protect and enhance their most important assets – their people, their ideas, their brand and their future.
We offer highly ranked, market leading practice areas and a deep cross-firm market expertise in our chosen sectors. This means we can help our clients by combining first class commercial thinking with innovative but pragmatic solutions and advice both in the UK and internationally, through combination of our international offices and overseas alliances.
The firm’s major practice areas include brands and intellectual property; commercial; corporate; data and privacy; dispute resolution; employment; immigration; investigations and regulatory; partnership; real estate; tax, reward and incentives; and trade mark and portfolio management. We provide our services through our key sectors including advertising and marketing; financial services; media and entertainment; professional services; retail, hospitality and leisure; fashion and luxury; sports business; and technology.
Key takeaways for employers from recent DPC guidance on SARs – Linda Hynes comments for PDP02 November 2023
Linda Hynes looks at the recent guidance issued by the DPC on managing subject access requests and considers the key takeaways for employers when dealing with such requests.
Will the future world of work feature too few jobs or too few workers?31 October 2023
The scale of AI change means that we cannot look at the past to predict the future. Niamh Crotty and Síobhra Rush discuss what shifts are predicted in the workforce by 2050.
Equal Pay for all – Síobhra Rush comments for InBusiness magazine31 October 2023
Síobhra Rush comments on the EU’s new Pay Transparency Directive and why now’s the time for employers to get their ducks in a row.
Rory Campbell and Conal Scullion report on the proposed EU Packaging Laws for Retail News26 October 2023
The EU published its Revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive at the end of 2022. In this article, Rory Campbell and Conal Scullion report on the proposed EU laws fighting back against waste packaging and what they mean for Irish retail businesses.
Ciara Fulton joins John Pienaar on Times Radio’s Drive show to discuss the recent Supreme Court in PSNI v Agnew ruling06 October 2023
Head of our Belfast office Ciara Fulton was interviewed yesterday by John Pienaar for Times Radio's Drive show, in relation to the recent Supreme Court ruling in PSNI v Agnew ruling that claims for underpayments of holiday pay can potentially stretch back many years.
Lewis Silkin’s Belfast office sees rapid growth in first two years02 October 2023
Lewis Silkin Northern Ireland has generated around 30 new jobs since being established two years ago, bringing the size of the firm’s Belfast team to 48.
Northern Ireland – social media workplace headaches21 September 2023
The Belfast Industrial Tribunal has recently rejected two claims of unfair dismissal following sectarian chants posted on social media. We look at the implications of clashing views on social media and the practical steps that employers can take to address these issues.
Irish Data Protection Commission Guidance on Subject Access Requests – Takeaways for Employers07 September 2023
In this second article in our two-part series, Linda Hynes, partner in the Employment, Immigration and Reward team of Lewis Silkin Ireland, looks at the recent guidance issued by the Irish Data Protection Commission (‘DPC’) on managing subject access requests and considers the key takeaways for employers when dealing with such requests.