Hill Dickinson has bolstered its employment and pensions team with the announcement of four new high-profile appointments.

Daniel Rubin and David Parry join Hill Dickinson as partners from Ward Hadaway.

Both bring extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of employment law including tribunal and High Court litigation, restrictive covenant disputes, large-scale corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, boardroom disputes, outsourcing, senior executive appointments and exits, trade union matters and all aspects of the TUPE regulations and transactional employment advice.

With experience acting for a range of clients from SMEs through to large PLCs, Daniel and David provide high-quality employment law advice to clients across a range of sectors including telecoms, food and drink, financial services, professional services, life sciences, recruitment, retail, manufacturing and logistics.

In London, James Williams joins Hill Dickinson from Archon Solicitors as a partner.

With over 14 years’ experience in employment law, James advises both employees and employers on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues, with particular specialism in tribunal and High Court litigation around whistleblowing, discrimination, TUPE and breach of contract claims. James works with clients across a range of sectors, including; hospitality, publishing, advertising and financial institutions.

Hill Dickinson has also welcomed Mark Ridler as a legal director in the pensions team. Formerly a partner with DWF, Mark will work alongside head of pensions, Barry Gibb to bolster the team’s expertise in the market.

Mark brings with him over 20 years’ experience advising on all pensions-related issues, with particular experience in changing benefit structures, company restructuring, risk management, occupational pension and SIPP documentation and Pensions Regulator proceedings.

On the growth of the team, head of employment and pensions at Hill Dickinson, Jeff Middleton, said: ‘As a firm it is our strategy to invest in the sectors that we see as growth areas for the firm. In line with this, we are investing in talent to position the team in a fast-changing legal market where we see great opportunity to grow our client base, not only in the north-west but across the UK.

‘As a team we anticipate great opportunity for growth and Daniel, David, James and Mark are all very well-connected in their respective fields to maximise this opportunity.

‘The team, in particular David and Daniel, will be working closely with James in the City, where we see particular opportunity within the M25 Orbital to expand our client base.’

Daniel Rubin and David Parry will be based out of Hill Dickinson’s Manchester office. Mark Ridler will work across the firm’s Manchester and Sheffield offices and James Williams will be based in the London office.