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Robert Smedley

Director | Leeds

About Robert

Rob is a Director for Employment in the Leeds office, with over 15 years’ experience advising on all areas of employment law.

He advises on a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment law, including Employment Tribunal litigation, business reorganisations and transactions, international cross border work, as well as full day to day advisory support to UK employers and their HR functions.

Rob has managed employment law services for a wide variety of clients, ranging from international energy businesses, to UK retail banks, to SME employers in the Yorkshire region.

He has particular expertise in handling complex Employment Tribunal litigation, including discrimination and whistleblowing, business reorganisation and change projects, TUPE transfers, and employee data privacy issues. He also supports with a range of employment law training to organisations and their teams.

Rob qualified as a Corporate & Commercial lawyer in Leeds before specialising in employment law with Eversheds Sutherland International LLP since 2006. During his career, Rob has carried out secondments with Centrica Plc, the EPH energy group, and one the UK’s largest retail banks. Prior to qualification, he worked in legal roles in the UK, Australia and West Africa.

Rob is well regarded for his people focused, down to earth approach, helping clients to navigate an increasingly complex area of law.

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