Freeths’ new appointment to bolster national employment offering

National law firm Freeths has appointed Rob Smedley as Employment Director in Leeds. He joins from Eversheds Sutherland.

Well regarded for his people-focused, down to earth approach, helping clients to navigate an increasingly complex area of law, Rob has more than 17 years experience in a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law.Working for clients both nationally and internationally, he advises high profile clients on tribunal litigation, business reorganisations and transactions, cross border work, as well as full advisory support.

With a particular focus on discrimination and whistleblowing, change projects, TUPE transfers, and employee data privacy issues, Rob’s appointment will help continue to grow the Freeths employment team nationally.

Commenting on the appointment, Rena Magdani, Partner and National Head of Employment, Pensions & Immigration at Freeths, said: “We are delighted to welcome Rob to our Leeds office. Our employment team continues to go from strength-to-strength with strategic appointments across all our offices. Rob is a high calibre lawyer with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He will be key to the development and growth of our employment offering in the region and nationally”.

Rob Smedley added: “A firm with a remarkable reputation both regionally and nationally, Freeths is the perfect choice to continue my career. I’m proud to be working amongst some of the most highly regarded lawyers in the field.”


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