New employment law partner joins Boodle Hatfield from Weil Gotshal & Manges - Boodle Hatfield

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24 Feb 2020

New employment law partner joins Boodle Hatfield from Weil Gotshal & Manges

Leading private wealth law firm Boodle Hatfield has appointed employment law specialist Simon Gorham as a partner.

He joined the firm’s Corporate team on 24th February 2020 from international law firm Weil Gotshal and Manges, where he held the role of Counsel.

Simon started his career as a trainee at Boodle Hatfield before specialising in employment law. Simon has since held senior positions at Taylor Wessing and Forsters as well as Weil Gotshal and Manges.

Simon advises on a wide range of employment law issues across European and other international jurisdictions. Simon provides counsel on senior executive service agreements, terminations and sensitive boardroom issues as well as the protection of confidential information and post-termination restrictions.

Simon has also advised on the employment aspects of a wide variety of private equity, M&A and outsourcing transactions. Simon has particular experience advising financial services institutions on investigations, whistleblowing, discrimination and other grievances.

Nigel Stone, Partner and Head of Corporate & Commercial at Boodle Hatfield, says: “Simon is a professional who the biggest corporates and institutions trust to handle the most complex cross-border employment issues. He’ll be a significant asset to our team and his recruitment is an important part of our strategy for growth.

Sara Maccallum, Senior Partner at Boodle Hatfield, says: “I am delighted to see Simon returning to Boodle Hatfield. His expertise will fit enormously well into the firms key areas and we are thrilled to have him re-join us as a partner.

Simon Gorham, says, “I’m thrilled to be joining Boodle Hatfield as a Partner to lead the employment team.  The firm has grown impressively in recent years and I’m extremely excited about the plans for the future.”