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Raymond heads our employment team in the London office which includes immigration advice. Recognised by the Legal 500, Raymond advises a stellar list of private and public sector clients, including brands within the world’s largest luxury goods group, international fashion brands (in particular ones based in France with UK operations), insurers, financial services, professional services employers, membership organisations, arm’s length, non-departmental, and other public sector bodies.
He previously worked in house for a major UK group of companies comprising an international business focused mainly on food products and services. Raymond has therefore experienced life as a solicitor and as a client which has provided him with invaluable insight into understanding what clients require from their solicitor.
Raymond is joint head of the Employment Practices Group in Pangea Net, an international network of law firms Browne Jacobson co-founded.
He advises, mostly employers, on every aspect of employment law, including complex disciplinaries, grievances and claims, reorganisations, relocations, and senior executive exits.
Raymond leads on modern slavery issues, in particular by advising on modern slavery statements.
He frequently publishes articles on employment law and modern slavery subjects in professional and other publications.
Supporting the client through a collective and individual consultation process.
Advised a client on a claim that concerned access to training. The claim was dismissed at a preliminary stage.
Advised a charity on allegations brought by a member of the senior executive team which, if upheld at a public hearing, could have had serious reputational risks for the client. Client decided to contest the claim and was wholly successful.
Advised a former London-based JP Morgan managing director in relation to major cross-border investigations concerning a multibillion-dollar trading loss for the bank. The team secured an almost unheard of and timely success with the FCA, a rare non-prosecution agreement with the US Justice Department and agreements with the SEC and CFTC.
"Over the last three years, the Raymond Silverstein’s employment law team have worked with us and advised on a wide range of issues from helping to develop compliant policies to advising on employment tribunal cases. Raymond and his team are seen very much as an extension of our HR team at MaPS and their counsel is valued. "
"I have worked with Raymond Silverstein and his team on ER development and advice for over 15 years. The support given is efficient, adapted to our culture, in line with business strategy and supports a positive resolution."
Official statistics show that 15,336 claims which included a complaint of age discrimination were received at the Employment Tribunals between March 2020 and March 2021.
The outcome of the Employment Tribunal claim brought by Gulnaz Raja against Starling Bank Limited (1) (Starling), and Matthew Newman (2) was reported last month.
According to a report published by the Financial Reporting Council in April, modern slavery generates an estimated US$150 billion annually and encompasses 40 million people in slavery globally.
Public sector and private sector organisations, particularly those who meet the £36 million threshold, are encouraged to review their approach to combating modern slavery in their organisation and its supply chains before the Modern Slavery Bill becomes law.
Employers with global networks which include a base in the UK should be aware that they can face expensive and damaging negligence claims from employees who are based overseas regardless of the whistleblowing regime.