Stephen Levinson joined Keystone in July 2013 as a consultant in the Employment team. He acts for senior executives exiting their positions or looking to take up new employment and for employers with similar issues. Stephen also regularly advises companies on handling difficult problems involving senior executives, trustees or within partnerships as well as corporate employment law issues.
Should negotiations fail to resolve a conflict, Stephen is an ADR Group Accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator and an experienced litigator, with extensive experience at every level from Tribunal to the Supreme Court.
Stephen’s clients include employers in the leisure, retail and hotel sectors. He also has extensive experience of employment issues in schools as well as City-based institutions. Stephen is a member of the International and Legislative & Policy Committees of the Employment Lawyers Association and is a Vice-President of the Industrial Law Society and the Chair of the Employment Appeal Tribunal Users Group. His expertise is often called upon by the leading employment publications for comment on the latest cases and legislative changes. On behalf of the Employment Lawyers Association he is often involved in consultation with Government policy advisors concerning new law. Stephen is also a member of the editorial boards of Employment Law Briefing, Industrial Law Journal and Employment Law Journal.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Stephen has managed many leading reported cases including:
Stephen was recommended in the Legal 500 2014 for Employment Law
Founder member of the Employment Committee of the Law Society of England and Wales
Former Chair and now Vice President of the Industrial Law Society
Former Treasurer of the Employment Lawyers Association and a member of its Management Committee
Member of the Editorial Committee, the International Committee and the Legislative & Policy Committees of the Employment Lawyers Association
Member of the Editorial Committee of the Industrial Law Journal
|2013||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2008-2013||RadcliffesLeBrasseur | Partner, Employment Department|
|2005-2008||Manches | Partner, Employment Department|
|2002-2005||Maclay Murray & Spens | Partner and Head of Employment (London)|
|1999-2002||KLegal | Partner and Head of Employment (UK)|
|1976-1999||Paisner & Co | Partner and Head of Employment Law|
|1976||Qualified as a Solicitor|
There has been a great deal of speculation about the effects of a vote to leave the European Union on UK employment law. Much of this debate is emotional and politically slanted but some clear analysis is needed as, together with rules relating to agriculture, trade and competition, employment is one of the principal sectors in which the influence of the EU is most significant.
Posted on 28th Jun 2016 by Stephen Levinson
Keystone Law's employment law expert, Stephen Levinson, comments on the issues surrounding the severance of executive terminations.
Posted on 26th Apr 2016 by Stephen Levinson
Little use is made of potential criminal sanctions for harassment in the workplace. It may provide assistance when advising afflicted employees and employers should understand both the risks it creates as well as its possible use in controlling toxic employees.
Posted on 19th Apr 2016 by Stephen Levinson
Proposals to integrate employment tribunals into the court system and scrap lay members are misguided, argues Stephen Levinson.
Posted on 18th Apr 2016 by Stephen Levinson
Stephen Levinson analyses the results of enquiries into the impact of the fees in employment tribunals.
Posted on 16th Oct 2015 by Stephen Levinson
The abolition of the rebate on statutory sick pay has hit some small businesses very hard. Until April last year the Percentage Threshold Scheme allowed employers to reclaim payments as soon as the outlay reached 13% of NI costs. Since April 2014 this benefit has been abolished. In this article, Stephen Levinson analyses the effects the reform has had on SMEs.
Posted on 24th Feb 2015 by Stephen Levinson
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