Lewis Silkin promotes three lawyers to partner in London
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City of London

Lewis Silkin has announced the promotion of David Samuels, David Hopper, and Alan Hunt, three London-based lawyers, to its partnership effective, today, 1 April 2021.

Employment law specialist David Samuels is experienced in advising on both contentious and non-contentious issues for clients, with particular expertise in matters involving team moves, the appropriation of confidential information, and the applicability of restrictive covenants.

Industrial relations and collective employment law specialist David Hopper regularly advises employers on strategies for engaging with trade unions and other employees’ representatives, and on the implementation of complex business reorganisations, business transfers, and labour cost reductions.

Commercial lawyer Alan Hunt specialises in the drafting and negotiation of commercial and technology contracts and the development, protection, and exploitation of intellectual property assets.

Hunt is already the deputy co-head of the firm's media and entertainment group and co-founder of Lewis Silkin’s network for decision-makers of luxury, lifestyle, and premium brand businesses.


David Samuels, David Hopper and Alan Hunt
Left to right: David Samuels, David Hopper, and Alan Hunt


Lewis Silkin’s joint managing partner, Giles Crown, said: “As we continue to strengthen our position as a leading legal and related services firm for creative, innovative and tech-focused businesses our success as a firm will be determined by the success of our exceptional talent.

“I warmly welcome David, Alan, and David to the partnership and look forward to working with them to continue to enhance our service to clients and to drive continued growth for Lewis Silkin.”

“Our people are at the heart of our firm and the service we provide to our clients, and it gives me real pleasure to recognise the contribution and progression of these outstanding individuals and welcome them to the partnership,” said fellow joint managing partner Richard Miskella.

“Each of them encapsulates our promise to clients to deliver innovative solutions and accessible, empathetic legal advice at this time of significant disruption as we help them protect and develop their most important assets – their people and ideas.”

The promotions bring the total number of partners at Lewis Silkin to 69 across its offices in London, Oxford, Cardiff, Dublin, and Hong Kong.