About Adam Brett
I am a partner in Lewis Silkin’s Employment, Immigration and Reward division based in Belfast.
For many years Adam jointly headed the litigation department of a major Belfast Commercial Practice, and for the last 20 years he has concentrated on employment and discrimination matters. He advises clients on disciplinary and grievance matters. He advises on discrimination law, including the statutory monitoring requirements in N.I. which are probably the most stringent in Europe as well as claims, for example in relation to religious belief/political opinion. He advises on disability or other discrimination concerns, making reasonable adjustments and dealing with mental health issues.
Adam advises on a wide range of public and private sectors on TUPE/Service Provision Change often involving public procurement processes, whether for the public authority, the transferor/transferee or the employees. He advises both employers and individuals on high level internal disputes, and on restrictive covenants, sometimes involving injunctions.
Adam has long experience in the education sector at all levels, acting both for and against Schools and Universities. He has also worked in the retail sector, including at different times acting for four major supermarket chains.
Adam is ranked as a leader in the field by both Legal 500 and Chambers. He is currently deputy Chairman of the Employment Lawyers Group Northern Ireland.
Adam lectures/trains on a variety of subjects, including particularly TUPE and discrimination law. He is author of articles including contributions to PLC on Northern Ireland employment law and tribunals.