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Rachel Hill

Rachel Hill

Partner, Head of Employment


+971 4 429 2999

Rachel Hill is a Partner heading up our Employment practice advising on all aspects of employment law. A UK qualified lawyer, Rachel has over 16 years’ experience in both litigation and employment and has spent the last 10 years in the Middle East providing strategic advice to employers on all aspects of employment law and immigration procedures.

Rachel holds extensive experience in, and understanding of, the local UAE Court system and has developed an integral understanding of the procedural requirements of filing litigation before the Dubai Labour Courts – a unique capability for a non-Arabic speaking lawyer.  

Rachel also has experience of the Common Law Courts of both the Dubai International Financial Centre ("DIFC"), and the Abu Dhabi Global Market (“ADGM”) and regularly advises on a broad range of employment issues arising within the DIFC and ADGM.

She advises multinationals, locally-based UAE companies and organisations, government entities, financial institutions and international law firms.


  • “Rachel Hill is an absolute pleasure to deal with, very friendly, down to earth and knows her stuff. Her advice and guidance is well respected and if she says so, then it must be right!”

    Legal 500, 2023

  • “Rachel Hill is very responsive and very clear in giving us candid advice, but also providing the correct solution.”

    Chambers Global, 2023

  • “She is incredibly well respected in the UAE legal community and within our company. Her advice has always been sound and to the point.”

    Chambers Global, 2023

  • “She is very personable and has good knowledge across the board.”

    Chambers Global, 2023

  • “Rachel is very strong in her knowledge, works very well for our needs, provides support and is very clear in her advice.” “She was able to give pragmatic, commercial advice as she quickly understood our specific situation and was always very responsive and helpful.”

    Chambers Global, 2022

  • Rachel Hill heads the employment practice and is ‘results-oriented’ and ‘commercial’. One client said, “Rachel Hill is responsive, ‘user friendly’ and provides good commercial and legal advice” and another commented, “I usually work with Rachel Hill and I like her results-oriented way of working”.

    Legal 500, 2021

  • Rachel Hill is increasingly noted for her specialism in labour disputes. A client said that “she provides good advice, knowing the local law very well,” with another source enthusing that she is “very prompt, responsive and able to give us clear guidance.”

    Chambers Global, 2021

  • ‘Rachel is one of the best on labour employment issues in the UAE that I have worked with’

    Ramez T Shehadi, Managing Director Middle East North Africa of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp

  • Winner for UAE Employment Law Firm of the Year 2022

    Winner for UAE Employment Law Firm of the Year 2022

    BY : Chambers Middle East Awards

    Lawyer : Lucy MelvilleRachel HillSuzanne Gingles

  • Honourable mention for Employment Lawyer of the Year 2022

    Honourable mention for Employment Lawyer of the Year 2022

    BY : LexisNexis Women in Law Awards

    Lawyer : Rachel Hill

  • Employment Team of the Year 2021

    Employment Team of the Year 2021

    BY : The Oath Middle East Legal Awards

    Lawyer : Rachel Hill