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News Pensions Law 13th Apr 2021

New Head of Employment, Pensions and Immigration at Freeths

National commercial law firm, Freeths LLP, are delighted to announce Rena Magdani has taken over as the National Head of Employment, Pensions and Immigration. This follows the promotion of the previous head, Julian Middleton, to Deputy Chairman of the firm.

The national team, with over 40 legal professionals, works from offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Derby, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Oxford and Sheffield, helping to service clients, including multinational FTSE companies, owner managed businesses, entrepreneurial SMEs, charities and public sector organisations.

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Rena Magdani said, “I’m really excited to be taking over the role of National Head of Employment, Pensions and Immigration. It’s a privilege to lead our team of talented, commercially-minded lawyers, who put excellent client service at the centre of everything they do. I’m looking forward to the continued growth and success of the team by recruiting and developing the best lawyers across our 12 offices.”

Julian Middleton said, “The team is in a really strong position, with a first class client list – many of whom have been with us for the long term – and I am delighted that someone of Rena’s calibre is picking up the reins. I am sure she will oversee the continued growth and significant success of our group of talented and dynamic lawyers.”

Freeths provide a specialist employment law and HR advisory service to business clients on a range of matters, including discrimination, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, TUPE, redundancy, restructures and strategic employment advice to senior management teams and boards. Freeths bring a holistic service by offering complementary or stand-alone support on pensions and immigration.

The expert immigration practice works with some of the largest global brands, providing corporate support to recruit overseas nationals, offering an end to end service, supporting our clients at every stage of the licensing, recruitment and visa process.

In pensions, Freeths advise employers and pension trustees on all aspects, including corporate transactions, restructuring, regulatory investigations/interventions, special projects (including liability management, scheme mergers, closure and wind-up). The team also advise other industry participants including local authorities and SSAS and SIPP providers.

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