Lewis Silkin

 A London practice, with offices in Oxford, Cardiff and Hong Kong, that has thrived on its commitment to delivering results for clients. Lewis Silkin strives to be ‘a rather more human law firm’ with each individual contributing to successful, productive and friendly working relationships. The firm was ranked in The Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ 2015 and achieved a two-star accreditation in ‘Best Companies’ 2015. Lewis Silkin’s lawyers are focused on providing effective and commercial solutions to clients’ needs. In addition to expertise in the legal fields of employment, reward and immigration; media, brands and technology; real estate and development; corporate; and litigation and dispute resolution the firm focuses on key industries: marketing and communications; media and entertainment; technology; retail; professional services and sports. Surveys show that clients particularly value Lewis Silkin’s costeffectiveness, its personalised approach to the needs of their business and distinctive approach to legal updating, know-how and training events (details on www.lewissilkin.com).

Principal Areas of Work Service teams are based around the unique needs of each client, drawing on the following practice areas and industry sectors.
Employment, Reward & Immigration: One of the highest-rated teams in the UK, with a reputation for straightforward practical advice when a sensitive, commercial approach is needed. Lewis Silkin is the UK member for employment and immigration in the Ius Laboris global Alliance of specialist employment law firms.
Media, Brands & Technology: An active convergence practice advising a range of brand and media owners, marcomms, digital and technology businesses on contentious and non-contentious matters including; rights protection and exploitation, procurement or outsourcing of IT systems, data protection, software, reputation management, intellectual property, licensing and distribution agreements.
Real Estate & Development: From leases to litigation, financing to planning, regeneration and development to environmental issues. Social Housing: Supporting registered providers on a range of legal and business issues.
Construction: Contentious and non-contentious advice on construction and development projects.
Corporate Services: Mergers, acquisitions and disposals. Particular expertise in managing transactions in the marketing and communications, media and entertainment, sports and professional services sectors.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution: The firm works with clients to achieve their commercial objectives. Known for success in winning a number of high-profile disputes, but increasingly, many problems are being resolved effectively with appropriate resolution techniques, such as mediation.
Partnership Law: Advising professional partnerships, LLPs and individual partners, the firm’s contentious and non-contentious multi-disciplinary team understands the unique nature of partnership environments.
Sports Law: An expert squad that combines strengths in employment, immigration, brands and marketing, publishing, intellectual property, corporate finance and property.

Clients The firm’s clients range from large global corporations and listed companies to start ups and entrepreneurs, across a wide range of sectors – primarily focusing on clients in marketing and communications; media and entertainment; technology; retail; professional services and sports. inTernaTionaL Lewis Silkin regularly offers international service through its membership of the Global Advertising Lawyers’ Alliance (GALA), the international association of advertising and marketing specialist firms, www.gala-marketlaw.com and Ius Laboris, the leading global alliance of employment, incentives and pension lawyers www.iuslaboris.com. The firm opened an office in Hong Kong in Spring 2015 initially to coordinate Asia Pacific employment projects.

Lewis Silkin Oxford, United Kingdom
Nov 16, 2017
Full time
Associate   PQE: 1-4 Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Department: Employment Location: London or Oxford or Cardiff The firm Lewis Silkin is a UK top-100 commercial law firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff and Hong Kong. The firm is recognised by clients and industries alike as being distinct: for its deep understanding, insight and advice to creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses; for its market-leading international practice in employment, immigration and reward; and for delivering pragmatic, commercial advice in a refreshingly human way. With 56 partners and more than 300 staff, the firm is structured around two key divisions; Employment, Immigration and Reward, and Creators, Makers and Innovators. The Employment, Immigration and Reward team is consistently top-ranked, and was named HR Law Firm of the Year 2015 by the Legal 500. With around 100 lawyers, Lewis Silkin’s employment and immigration team offers an unrivalled service supporting clients, including many of the world’s leading businesses, on their HR, employment and immigration law needs domestically and internationally.  The Creators, Makers and Innovators team is made up of leading advisers for creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses, offering a deep understanding of the industry sectors in which clients operate combined with real expertise across a wide range of legal services. From start-ups to multinationals, the firm’s comprehensive and commercially focused advice helps clients succeed in an increasingly complex and converged international marketplace. The department The employment team of Lewis Silkin is one of the leading employment law practices both domestically and internationally. Our team is amongst the largest in the UK with 19 employment / immigration partners and around 100 other specialist lawyers. Consistently top ranked by independent legal directories, we have more recognised experts in employment than any other UK firm.  The majority of our lawyers are based at our London office in Chancery Lane but we also have offices in Oxford, Cardiff, Hong Kong and other lawyers who work remotely. The work of the team as a whole is a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters, for a wide range of clients.  The lawyers undertake a significant amount of business development including giving seminars and producing Lewis Silkin branded publications.  There is a significant international element to the Division’s work, largely on account of its membership of the Ius Laboris international alliance of employment lawyers. Incentives and immigration work is handled by specialists within the Division and this will therefore not form part of the role. Responsibilities The Associate’s workload will be exclusively employment work with a focus on workplace data privacy.  The associate will mainly be assisting senior associates and partners with their cases, as well as running his or her own matters. The caseload will consist of a mix of contentious and non-contentious employment work and the associate will have direct contact with a variety of clients.  While the Associate will be undertaking a range of employment work, there will be a focus on workplace data privacy, including: Drafting, reviewing and amending a range of Privacy / Data Protection documentation Advising clients on a variety of Privacy and Data Protection matters as well as data privacy policies/notices Dealing with data subject access requests Assisting with data protection/privacy audits and extra-EEA data transfers Helping clients update their data protection/privacy practices in light of changes required owing to the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation Additional information Training and Career Progression The divisional training programme includes seminars and workshops given by external providers and by our own partners and associates.  We have practice development lawyers who are responsible for knowledge and precedents within the division.  There will be career development opportunities and the successful candidate will be allocated a Career Development Partner (CDP) who will have an overview of their long term career development.    Candidate profile The successful candidate is likely to have 1-4 years pqe with excellent academics, and to have gained the benefit of training and development in a well respected firm.  They are likely to have a strong employment law background, with experience and an interest in workplace data protection and privacy. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in dealing with data protection and employment privacy issues. We are looking for someone with good communication and organisational skills.  The candidate must have an excellent academic record, strong analytical ability, a clear communication style (both spoken and written), excellent client handling skills and, above all, must be a team player. No agencies please. Lewis Silkin is an equal opportunities employer.
Lewis Silkin London, United Kingdom
Nov 16, 2017
Full time
Associate   PQE: 1-4 Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Department: Employment Location: London or Oxford or Cardiff The firm Lewis Silkin is a UK top-100 commercial law firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff and Hong Kong. The firm is recognised by clients and industries alike as being distinct: for its deep understanding, insight and advice to creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses; for its market-leading international practice in employment, immigration and reward; and for delivering pragmatic, commercial advice in a refreshingly human way. With 56 partners and more than 300 staff, the firm is structured around two key divisions; Employment, Immigration and Reward, and Creators, Makers and Innovators. The Employment, Immigration and Reward team is consistently top-ranked, and was named HR Law Firm of the Year 2015 by the Legal 500. With around 100 lawyers, Lewis Silkin’s employment and immigration team offers an unrivalled service supporting clients, including many of the world’s leading businesses, on their HR, employment and immigration law needs domestically and internationally.  The Creators, Makers and Innovators team is made up of leading advisers for creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses, offering a deep understanding of the industry sectors in which clients operate combined with real expertise across a wide range of legal services. From start-ups to multinationals, the firm’s comprehensive and commercially focused advice helps clients succeed in an increasingly complex and converged international marketplace. The department The employment team of Lewis Silkin is one of the leading employment law practices both domestically and internationally. Our team is amongst the largest in the UK with 19 employment / immigration partners and around 100 other specialist lawyers. Consistently top ranked by independent legal directories, we have more recognised experts in employment than any other UK firm.  The majority of our lawyers are based at our London office in Chancery Lane but we also have offices in Oxford, Cardiff, Hong Kong and other lawyers who work remotely. The work of the team as a whole is a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters, for a wide range of clients.  The lawyers undertake a significant amount of business development including giving seminars and producing Lewis Silkin branded publications.  There is a significant international element to the Division’s work, largely on account of its membership of the Ius Laboris international alliance of employment lawyers. Incentives and immigration work is handled by specialists within the Division and this will therefore not form part of the role. Responsibilities The Associate’s workload will be exclusively employment work with a focus on workplace data privacy.  The associate will mainly be assisting senior associates and partners with their cases, as well as running his or her own matters. The caseload will consist of a mix of contentious and non-contentious employment work and the associate will have direct contact with a variety of clients.  While the Associate will be undertaking a range of employment work, there will be a focus on workplace data privacy, including: Drafting, reviewing and amending a range of Privacy / Data Protection documentation Advising clients on a variety of Privacy and Data Protection matters as well as data privacy policies/notices Dealing with data subject access requests Assisting with data protection/privacy audits and extra-EEA data transfers Helping clients update their data protection/privacy practices in light of changes required owing to the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation Additional information Training and Career Progression The divisional training programme includes seminars and workshops given by external providers and by our own partners and associates.  We have practice development lawyers who are responsible for knowledge and precedents within the division.  There will be career development opportunities and the successful candidate will be allocated a Career Development Partner (CDP) who will have an overview of their long term career development.    Candidate profile The successful candidate is likely to have 1-4 years pqe with excellent academics, and to have gained the benefit of training and development in a well respected firm.  They are likely to have a strong employment law background, with experience and an interest in workplace data protection and privacy. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in dealing with data protection and employment privacy issues. We are looking for someone with good communication and organisational skills.  The candidate must have an excellent academic record, strong analytical ability, a clear communication style (both spoken and written), excellent client handling skills and, above all, must be a team player. No agencies please. Lewis Silkin is an equal opportunities employer.
Lewis Silkin Cardiff, United Kingdom
Oct 09, 2017
Full time
PQE: 1-3 Term: Permanent Working hours: Full-time Department: Employment Location: Cardiff The firm Lewis Silkin is a UK top-100 commercial law firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff and Hong Kong. The firm is recognised by clients and industries alike as being distinct: for its deep understanding, insight and advice to creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses; for its market-leading international practice in employment, immigration and reward; and for delivering pragmatic, commercial advice in a refreshingly human way. With 56 partners and more than 300 staff, the firm is structured around two key divisions; Employment, Immigration and Reward, and Creators, Makers and Innovators. The Employment, Immigration and Reward team is consistently top-ranked, and was named HR Law Firm of the Year 2015 by the Legal 500. With around 80 lawyers, Lewis Silkin’s employment and immigration team offers an unrivalled service supporting clients, including many of the world’s leading businesses, on their HR, employment and immigration law needs domestically and internationally.  The Creators, Makers and Innovators team is made up of leading advisers for creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses, offering a deep understanding of the industry sectors in which clients operate combined with real expertise across a wide range of legal services. From start-ups to multinationals, the firm’s comprehensive and commercially focused advice helps clients succeed in an increasingly complex and converged international marketplace. The department The employment team is one of the leading employment law practices both domestically and internationally. Our team is amongst the largest in the UK with 19 employment partners and around 60 other specialist lawyers. Consistently top ranked by independent legal directories, we have more recognised experts in employment than any other UK firm.  The majority of our lawyers are based at our London office in Chancery Lane and we also have offices in Oxford, Cardiff, and Hong Kong. The work of the team as a whole is a mix of contentious and non-contentious matters, for a wide range of clients.  Employment, Immigration and Reward lawyers also undertake a significant amount of business development work including giving seminars and producing Lewis Silkin branded publications.  There is a significant international element to the Division’s work, largely on account of its membership of the Ius Laboris international alliance of employment lawyers. Incentives and immigration work is handled by specialists within the Division and this will therefore not form part of the role. There is generally a relatively small amount of corporate support work. This role will be based in our Cardiff Office (although travel to London and/or Oxford will be expected from time to time).  The Cardiff EIR team consists of a partner, PDL, two managing associates, a senior associate, four associates, one paralegal and two secretaries.  Responsibilities The Associate’s workload will be exclusively employment work.  The associate will mainly be assisting more senior associates and partners with their cases, as well as running his or her own matters under supervision. The caseload will consist of a mix of contentious and non-contentious employment work and the associate will have direct contact with a variety of clients.  The role will develop in accordance with the associate’s own skills, aptitude and preferences and according to the needs of clients and the division. Additional information Training The divisions training programme includes seminars and workshops given by external providers and by our own partners and associates.  We have practice development lawyers who are responsible for knowledge and precedents within the department.  There will be career development opportunities and the successful candidate will be allocated a career development partner (CDP) who will have an overview of their long term career development.     Candidate profile The successful candidate is likely to have 1-3 years PQE with excellent academics, and gained the benefit of training and development in a well-respected firm The candidate must have a strong analytical ability, a clear communication style (both spoken and written), excellent client handling skills and, above all, must be a team player.  
Lewis Silkin London, United Kingdom
Jun 11, 2017
Full time
The firm Lewis Silkin is a UK top-100 commercial law firm with offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff and Hong Kong. The firm is recognised by clients and industries alike as being distinct: for its deep understanding, insight and advice to creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses; for its market-leading international practice in employment, immigration and reward; and for delivering pragmatic, commercial advice in a refreshingly human way. With 56 partners and more than 300 staff, the firm is structured around two key divisions. In employment, immigration and reward, it is consistently top-ranked, and was named HR Law Firm of the Year 2015 by the Legal 500. With over 100 lawyers, Lewis Silkin’s employment and immigration team offers an unrivalled service supporting clients, including many of the world’s leading businesses, on their HR, employment and immigration law needs domestically and internationally.  The creators, makers and innovators team is made up of leading advisers for creative, innovative and brand-focused businesses, offering a deep understanding of the industry sectors in which clients operate combined with real expertise across a wide range of legal services. From start-ups to multinationals, the firm’s comprehensive and commercially focused advice helps clients succeed in an increasingly complex and converged international marketplace. The department The Divisional Business Development teams and Central Marketing team (Central Business Services) are responsible for supporting and implementing the marketing and business development strategy of the firm. The primary focus of the Central Marketing team is to manage firmwide marketing and communication initiatives as well as help implement and utilise best practice across all marketing and business development activities, working with both divisional business development teams. The members of the Central Business Services team manage and support a range of cross-practice, firm-wide initiatives as well as provide a broad range of marketing support to the firm’s legal practice and sector groups. Responsibilities The Marketing Assistant primarily supports the Marketing Manager on a variety of firmwide initiatives, working alongside team members, or taking direct responsibility for specific projects. The job holder will be responsible for playing an active role in ensuring the marketing activities are carried out in a timely and efficient manner, and that day-to-day tasks are managed effectively. Primary responsibilities: Assisting with the management, coordination and organisation of internal and external events including client entertaining, breakfast briefings, networking drinks, seminars, workshops, etc. Activities will include venue finding; coordination of invite lists, invites and related event communication, logistics pre, during and post event; liaising with delegates, measuring effectiveness and working with the team to ensure effective follow-up. Promote and manage events on the Lewis Silkin website, social media channels and the third party sites where our events are listed. Organising and building a library of event images and other content such as videos to use to promote future events. Reporting and tracking success of events compared to benchmarks and objectives. Assisting the Marketing Manager in establishing and revising objectives and benchmarks as appropriate. Assist, and lead in some cases, in the maintenance and promotion of the firm’s client relationship management system – specifically for building and maintaining event mailing lists, compiling and sending event and other mailings using the eMarketing tool, tracking responses, and reviewing success of mailings. Secondary responsibilities: Monitoring and updating the firm’s social media channels in line with agreed processes and principles. Working with the divisions to get the most out of the various channels. Assisting with the managing and building of the Lewis Silkin marketing video library, and the use of videos in Marketing campaigns Reporting and tracking success of marketing activities compared to established benchmarks and objectives. Assisting the Marketing Manager in establishing and revising objectives and benchmarks. Work with the divisions, and others in marketing to encourage a campaign led approach to content. Ensuring that the website is kept updated to reflect developments in the business, new joiners, web developments and statistical information relating to the Firm. Working with the marketing manager to manage third party services such as PR and design to get the best use of these. Helping manage output and success. Ensuring the firm’s photo and image library is up to date and easily accessed, reviewing and implementing improvements, booking photo sessions, and ensuring new joiners have photos. Helping with uploading and managing photos and brand assets as necessary. Manage, send and develop the firmwide internal newsletter (The PuLSe) Assist, and lead in cases, in the maintenance and promotion of the firm’s client relationship management system – specifically building and maintaining publication mailing lists, compiling and sending newsflashes and client communications, and other mailings using the eMarketing tool, tracking responses, reviewing success of mailings. Other responsibilities: Assisting with the development and production of departmental newsletters and publications etc. both in hard copy and electronic format, ensuring and enforcing they meet brand guidelines. Assisting with the monitoring on-line enquiries received into marketing mailboxes when required. Assisting with the production of various internal communication initiatives. Working with the marketing administrator to ensure that the team has an effective and efficient level of administrative and project support. Liaising with external suppliers as required. Working on a variety of projects and tasks as required. Additional information Experience and skills required Excellent attention to detail. Proactive attitude to work; enjoys and brings a high level of commitment and enthusiasm to managing a number of projects and administrative tasks. Ability to work well in a team, with a positive and friendly attitude, helping facilitate easier working together. Able to manage own work load with guidance and input from team members. Always looking, and trying to develop new ways of working. Previous experience of working in a marketing function, preferably in a professional services environment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate at all levels, from senior partner to junior admin staff. Comfortable taking a brief for a project, working as part of a project team with supervision or working on own initiative.