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Jamie Liddington

Jamie Liddington

Partner, Head of Employment


+971 4 4292999

Jamie is Head of the Employment department in Dubai. He has considerable experience in advising upon the full range of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. He regularly advises major multinational companies in regard to their day-to-day employment queries as well as providing key support in relation to the employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions and other types of corporate transactions.

Jamie has particular expertise in employment litigation and he has successfully represented clients in the High Court and Employment Tribunals (England & Wales) as well as the Dubai Labour Courts and the DIFC Courts (where he has rights of audience).

Jamie regularly presents at industry events in the UAE and is also a contributor to the Employment & Labour Law – International Series (sixth edition) by Sweet & Maxwell as well as the PLC Employment International Transaction Guide.

Jamie completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Law at the College of Law in London. Between qualifying as a Solicitor in 2007 and joining Hadef & Partners in 2013, Jamie worked for a number of niche employment law firms in the UK including the UK’s largest specialist employment law firm – Doyle Clayton Solicitors.

  • “Very user-friendly and knowledgeable”

    Legal 500, 2018

  • “‘Leading employment lawyer’ Jamie Liddington has garnered a reputation as an excellent litigator and assists clients with a number of high-profile disputes in the DIFC courts. Sources commend him, saying: ‘He is very good on the marketing side, very entrepreneurial and very personable’.”

    Chambers Global 2018

  • “Clients commend Jamie Liddington for his ‘well-rounded knowledge’ and solution-oriented approach, saying he is ‘one of the best in the field of human resources’.”

    Chambers Global, 2017

  • Recognised as a “Leading Lawyer” and highly regarded for Employment.

    Legal 500, 2017

  • Jamie Liddington is the head of employment in Dubai and sources state that he is “definitely someone who will grow the practice in stature.”

    Chambers Global, 2016

  • “We have recently received excellent counsel from Jamie Liddington within very short timelines. Although the matter was complex, Jamie’s timely assistance and professional expertise allowed us to manage the matter expeditiously.”

    Aisha Ghazi- Babar, Head – Legal & Compliance, Oncology, MENA, Novartis Pharma Services AG

  • Jamie Liddington joins the firm as a senior associate from Doyle Clayton Solicitors in the UK, bringing significant knowledge of employment law. He is especially adept in employment disputes, particularly breach of contract and post-termination restriction issues.

    Chambers Global 2015