There’s a new face at ESP Law, marking further growth for the company’s Northern legal team.
Rafia Ahmad, from Blackburn, brings 15 years’ expertise to the business, following roles with top national law firms and as in-house employment counsel at a New York headquartered brokerage/investment bank, Cantor Fitzgerald LLP.
A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Rafia trained and qualified with Wedlake Bell LLP in London, where she spent six years of her career before moving to the fast-paced trading floor of Cantor. Following two years here, she was a senior employment solicitor for the UK’s number one national road transport law firm Backhouse Jones.
Commenting on the move, Rafia said: “I was extremely attracted to ESP Law because of their pedigree of lawyers. The legal team is exceptional – all from ex-City law firms – which is highly unusual, and I wanted to be a part of that, for my own development and because I knew I could further enhance the skill-set.
“The client base is so varied and made up of a number of prestigious brand names. It’s exciting to be a part of something so different, and with so many plans for the future.”
ESPHR Group’s founder Pete Byrne added: “We always have our eye on the legal sector’s brightest talent, as we strive to deliver a market-leading service to our ever-expanding national customer base. Rafia is in great company within our legal team and has already made a big impression on the customers she is working with.”