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Leeds-based law firm takes on new Partner

David Sillitoe from RobinsonRalph by McFade

Husband and wife partnership Simon Robinson and Juliet Ralph have appointed David Sillitoe, Employment Lawyer to their rapidly expanding law firm Robinson Ralph.

David Sillitoe, who joins the firm as a Partner in early September, comes from Langleys Solicitors LLP where he was an Associate specialising in Employment Law. Prior to that David was with Lyons Davidson Ltd for more than ten years where he held numerous roles within their Employment Law division.

Simon Robinson said: ‘David is an exceptional Employment Lawyer with a great reputation. We are thrilled to welcome him into the Robinson Ralph fold. When recruiting there are three things that we look for: integrity, enthusiasm and a sense of humour and David brings these by the bucket load.’

In their first year, Robinson Ralph has already grown their team and secured 25 national employer clients in various sectors. Their continued growth has led to this investment to complement their existing team.

Robinson added: ‘We have been very lucky to have been approached by some well-known household names recently and we have clear plans for growth over the next 12 months. David will play a key role in supporting us to achieve this.’

David Sillitoe said: ‘I am looking forward to joining Robinson Ralph, I see this as a great opportunity to work alongside Simon and the rest of the team, to develop and move the success of the firm forward.

‘When Simon approached me to join the Robinson Ralph team it was an opportunity that I couldn’t turn down, to be part of something special, right from the beginning and be a fundamental part of the firm’s growth.’

Simon Robinson has worked in large corporate law firms for most of his career and disillusioned with their one-size-fits-all approach, he decided to set up a firm which would offer a more bespoke service to clients. To date, his proposition has proved extremely successful and has demonstrated a proven track record of bringing onboard quality clients.

Sillitoe added: ‘The refreshing approach that Robinson Ralph brings to Employment Law, putting the client at the heart of everything they do, and building personal relationships as a trusted advisor on an ongoing basis are the reasons that I wanted to be part of the firm.

‘This approach is not just for their clients either, they focus on team well-being including flexible working, which is really important to me because I have a young family.’

Juliet Ralph said ‘Our employees are our greatest advocates and we believe fundamental to our future success. Being an Employment Law firm it’s important to us that we ‘practice what we preach’ and lead by example in terms of our culture and development of team well-being.

‘We’re thrilled that David has chosen to join our team and be with us on our journey as we grow.’