Matthew Lewis is the head of our employment practice based in our Leeds office.
Matthew trained and qualified as a trade union lawyer and has the unusual experience of both claimant and respondent work. Matthew previously worked in our London office, moving to Leeds in 2004.
Matthew is experienced in all areas of employment law, both individual (in respect of claims raised by employees) and collective consultation and union issues. Matthew has a real depth of experience and appreciates the commercial reality in which businesses operate: The Legal 500 UK identifies Matthew for his “commercial minded” advice.
Matthew has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” programme and Radio 5’s “Wake up to Money” and his articles have appeared in the Yorkshire Business Insider Magazine. He has also conducted webinars and seminars on topics such as: “Managing performance of older employees” and “Can you be fired for Facebook”.
Matthew is head of the firm’s Retail Group and co-ordinates our retail offering. This includes running our annual Retail Debate and Multichannel survey of retailers and shoppers. Matthew is also a director of the retail-focused credit union, Retail CURe, supported by the Retail Trust and major retailers, to be launched in 2016.