07 Oct 2018

Leading UAE law firm Hadef & Partners appoints new Head of Employment

Authored by: Hadef & Partners press office

Rachel Hill joins Hadef & Partners to lead the Employment practice advising on all aspects of Employment law with a particular emphasis on disputes. The team also continues to work closely with other departments on corporate transactions.

A UK qualified lawyer, Rachel has over 12 years’ experience in both litigation and employment and has spent the last 8 years in the Middle East providing strategic advice to employers on all aspects of Employment Law including arbitrary dismissal, end of service entitlements, commission and incentive entitlements as well as breaches of non-compete and confidentiality obligations. 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 the Dubai International Financial Centre (‘DIFC’) and regularly advises on a broad range of employment issues arising within the DIFC. She advises multinationals, locally based UAE companies and organisations, government entities, financial institutions and international law firms.

On joining Hadef & Partners Rachel says:

Hadef & Partners is a fantastic firm with a great reputation for combining tailored and commercial legal advice with the needs of their clients. To head and work alongside a highly regarded Employment Team, within a leading regional firm is an exciting opportunity.

Sadiq Jafar, Managing Partner of the Dubai office of Hadef & Partners commented

“We are delighted that Rachel has joined the firm. Her solid regional experience, combined with our disputes expertise, enables Hadef & Partners to continue to provide clients with comprehensive employment advice.”