DWF makes strategic employment partner appointment

DWF has announced the strategic appointment of partner Robert Riley to its 60-strong national employment team. Robert joins DWF from the Leeds office of Addleshaw Goddard where he was a partner.

With over 20 years’ experience Robert works across the education, engineering, financial services, retail and transport sectors advising a range of clients from FTSE 100 companies to local owner-managed businesses. His expertise spans all areas of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, and includes advising on Employment Tribunal claims, disputes and grievances, restructures and redundancies, TUPE and outsourcing, and restrictive covenants.

Robert’s appointment is the latest in a series of strategic lateral hires announced by the firm and follows the appointment of Andrew Chamberlain as national Head of Employment.

Commenting on his appointment Robert said: “DWF’s employment team has a strong reputation, both in Leeds and across the UK, for providing high quality advice to clients across the firm’s chosen industry sectors. I am looking forward to working with the wider team to further enhance our offering and continue delivering a high quality service to the best clients.”

Andrew Chamberlain added: “DWF has invested heavily in its employment practice over the past few months and Rob’s breadth of expertise, combined with his sector focus, ensures he is a key addition to the national team. Having worked with Rob for many years, I am confident he will play an important role in helping us to meet the ever changing needs of clients in the dynamic UK employment market.”

DWF’s national employment team advises an extensive client base on all aspects of the employment relationship, including issues such as business immigration, executive service agreements, employee benefits and complex remuneration structures, restrictive covenants, and settlement agreements and pre-termination negotiations. The team also has in-depth expertise in the employment law aspects of mergers, acquisitions and business transfers; outsourcings; business restructurings and redundancy programmes; implementing contract change exercises; and conducting confidential investigations and inquiries.


Andrew Chamberlain

Partner - Head of Employment & Chair of the SDE

I am a Partner, the National Head of the Employment Team and the Chair of the Service Delivery Executive (SDE), which is focused on building better solutions for clients.