02 May 2014

Burges Salmon is pleased to announce that it has promoted Luke Bowery, from the firm’s Employment team, to partner.

The promotion, effective from 1 May 2014, reflects the firm’s continued growth in the Employment sector.

Luke joined Burges Salmon as a trainee solicitor in September 2002 and qualified into the firm's Employment team in September 2004. He advises employers and employees in both the public and private sectors on a full range of employment related matters including contractual terms, restructuring and collective redundancies, TUPE, employment tribunals, industrial relations and executive severance.

Luke commented: 'I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue contributing to the ongoing success of the firm's Employment team. We act for some of the most significant and respected companies and individuals in both the public and private sector and I am looking forward to continuing to provide them with excellent client service across the full range of employment work.'

The head of Burges Salmon’s Employment practice, Roger Bull, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Luke as a new partner to the team. He is an extremely talented lawyer who is well respected by colleagues and clients across the employment sector for providing high quality, strategic advice. Luke will continue to have a vital role to play in the ongoing growth of the firm’s Employment team.”

Examples of the types of projects Luke has recently been involved in include:

  • advising a US listed provider of corporate payment solutions on the industrial relations and employment aspects of a proposed acquisition across nine European jurisdictions
  • advising on the acquisition of a UK engineering company and all subsequent HR integration issues, including restructurings, redundancies, changes to terms and conditions and the implementation of a new senior management bonus scheme
  • advising a major train operating company on the employment and TUPE implications of a number of outsourcing arrangements including station FM and maintenance contracts
  • advising a multinational support services company in a high risk race discrimination claim from an existing employee
  • providing employment advice to a client in the sports sector in relation to the re-negotiation of trade union collectively agreed terms and conditions of employment and associated redundancies.

Key contact

Luke Bowery

Luke Bowery Partner

  • Employment
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
  • Equality, Diversity and Discrimination

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