Rachel Hill: Addleshaw Goddard’s new partner

Addleshaw Goddard appointed Rachel Hill (pictured) as a partner in its regional employment practice.

Rachel Hill’s career path

Hill will focus on Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) and onshore UAE employment law and advice. With a thorough understanding of the local UAE court system, Rachel Hill has developed an integral understanding of the procedural requirements of litigating in the Dubai Labour Courts – a unique skill and achievement for a non-Arabic speaking lawyer. Rachel’s familiarity with the employment regimes of other regional jurisdictions enables her to provide valuable insight to other Middle East offices and clients where required in this critical service line.

A UK-qualified lawyer, Rachel Hill joins Addleshaw Goddard from Hadef & Partners where she was instrumental in driving the growth and maturity of the employment practice. Rachel has spent the last 10 years in the Middle East providing strategic advice on employment law and immigration procedures, and has over 16 years’ experience in both litigation and employment.

Rachel Hill’s work includes providing advice to MNCs, local UAE entities, government bodies and financial institutions. She also has in-depth experience of the common law courts in both the DIFC and the ADGM.

She has gained valuable experience throughout the various positions she has held, starting from McCartan Turkington Breen Solicitors, then moving to DLA Piper Middle East LLP, followed by Al Tamimi & Company, before joining Hadef and Partners LLC, and now moving to Addleshaw Goddard Middle East.

Her appointment quickly follows Anna Zeitlin’s, coming from PwC to develop a Fintech practice.