Senior Deliveroo lawyer to rejoin former firm

Deliveroo senior lawyer Tarun Tawakley is set to return to Lewis Silkin after four years building up the legal function at the food delivery app. Tawakley joins Lewis Silkin as a partner in the employment team where he will continue to work on big ticket litigation (team moves and confidential information litigation, and other high […]

Irwin Mitchell duo to set up employment boutique

Two of Irwin Mitchell’s most highly-regarded employment partners are to launch their own firm, adding to the blossoming number of boutiques in the City. Shazia Khan and Emilie Cole will go it alone as ColeKhan LLP from 2 May 2021. The pair had previously worked together at Bindmans before moving to Irwin Mitchell in 2018, […]

Solicitors Regulation Authority

A&O partner’s SDT case halted on medical grounds

Allen & Overy partner Mark Mansell’s hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has been stayed on the basis of a “significant risk” to his health. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published its findings today (14 January) in relation to two applications brought by employment partner Mansell. In the findings, the SDT said it had […]

Andrew Chamberlain

Osborne Clarke and Addleshaws duo launch employment venture

Two employment partners from Osborne Clarke and Addleshaw Goddard have left their respective firms to join forces for a new boutique. Osborne Clarke partner Andrew Chamberlain and Addleshaw Goddard partner Jamie Hamnett have set up an employment-focused firm called Chamberlain Hamnett. Chamberlain recently concluded a two-year stint at Osborne Clarke. He joined in 2018 from DWF, […]

Are retailers ready for post-Brexit immigration rules?

From 1 January 2021, a new immigration system will come into force in the UK, marking one of the biggest changes to the UK’s immigration system in recent history. Our latest research among the UK’s top 100 retailers suggests that there are still preparations needed to ensure a strong pipeline of talent and comply with […]


US firm Littler launches in Spain through merger

Employment specialist firm Littler has launched in Spain through a merger with Spanish firm Abdón Pedrajas, its third European tie-up this year. The merger will give the US firm two offices in the region – Madrid and Barcelona, and 39 lawyers in Spain. The latest expansion marks the 10th European jurisdiction where Littler has a […]


Dentons Berlin team defects to German independent

Dentons’ employment co-head in Germany Utz Andelewski has left the firm with a seven-strong team to join independent outfit Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek. Andelewski has returned to Heuking’s Berlin office as an equity partner, a firm where he started his legal career. He is joined by his team consisting of salaried partner Christopher Wiencke, senior […]

Hot 100 career quiz: Irwin Mitchell partner Emilie Cole

Name: Emilie Cole Firm: Irwin Mitchell Role: Partner Trained at: Duncan Lewis & Co Year qualified: 2006 Read her Hot 100 profile What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? Very early on as trainee, I was asked to travel from London up to Liverpool to visit a new client on my own: a […]

justice law courts

Employment Tribunal handed lifeline as courts struggle with Covid-19 backlog

The UK Government has introduced a raft of changes to the Employment Tribunal, in a bit to manage the case backlog caused by coronavirus. The changes, which have been brought by business minister Paul Scully, includes allowances for the judiciary to deploy non-employment judges into the tribunal. This change means that judges can act in […]

Mike Burns, Addleshaw Goddard

Addleshaws invests in employment team with Eversheds hire

Addleshaw Goddard has brought in a new partner to lead its Manchester employment practice, as it continues apace with a streak of laterals. Partner Mike Burns joins the firm from Eversheds Sutherland, where he was a partner in the human resources practice group for six years. Before Eversheds, Burns spent five years at DLA Piper […]