Addleshaw Goddard has added further strength to its growing  Employment & Immigration practice with the appointment of Shakeel Dad, who joins the firm from Walker Morris.

Shakeel will be based in Leeds, working with partner Rebecca Kitson who joined the firm's Leeds office last year, to further boost its employment capability in both the region and beyond.

Shakeel is already a well-known figure in the market, having advised a range of clients from local employers to international corporates. He is also an experienced adviser in the sports sector, a market Addleshaw Goddard has long flourished in nationally and internationally.

He is listed in The Lawyer Hot 100 for 2020 and is recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500 for his expertise.

Michael Leftley, Head of Employment & Immigration at Addleshaw Goddard, comments: "Our team has enjoyed an incredible period of growth and success in recent years and I am confident that Shakeel's extensive experience and profile will be key in enabling us to continue this trajectory as well as making the most of our position in the market by unlocking new areas of business."

Simon Kamstra, Head of Addleshaw Goddard's Leeds office, continues: "Yorkshire is a region that holds a lot of still further potential for our Employment offering, thanks to the hard work Rebecca and the team have put in to ensure the practice remains the best of its kind in the region. Shakeel is the perfect partner hire to help us build on this, at a time when our clients look to us to provide them with sound employment advice more than ever, so we are delighted to be able to welcome him to the office."