Rinew Legal is a specialist commercial and employment law firm, serving businesses, organisations
and senior executives across Yorkshire, the North of England and beyond.

Our Story

Rinew Legal is a specialist commercial and employment law firm, established in 2019 to provide a first-class service for businesses and senior executives. We are based in Leeds but work throughout the North of England. 

Founded by Richard Newstead who wanted to provide a specialist, client focused service concentrating on commercial and employment law issues in a few key sectors, principally, manufacturing, digital and recruitment.

 We deliberately do not try to be all things to all people. Our talented and highly experienced lawyers deal only with employment and commercial law, areas which are complex and constantly evolving. They are true specialists, combining an enthusiastic approach with strong commercial advice and a commitment to quality.

 At Rinew Legal we know that it is the quality of our relationships with each of our clients that makes the management of employment and commercial law issues easier and we are proud of our reputation for providing strong, high quality pragmatic advice.

 We aim to build strong and lasting relationships by working to understand your needs and by delivering a high-quality service. We work hard to get to know all our clients, understand their businesses and provide a service that meets individual requirements. 

Please get in touch to discuss how Rinew Legal can represent and support you. You can call us on 0113 418 2055 or request a call back at a time convenient for you. You can also drop us an email at hello@rinewlegal.co.uk.


Richard Newstead

Managing Director
Richard has a strong reputation in his field having worked at two of the leading regional firms. With over 20 years’ experience, Richard has a loyal and ever-growing client base both in the locality and across the North of England.
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Emma Roberts

Senior Paralegal
Emma specialises in all aspects of employment law. Prior to joining us, Emma gained experience at two specialist employment law firms in Leeds where she acted for a wide range of clients on contentious and non-contentious matters.
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Latest News

Tuesday 13th October 2020

Redundancies – Do’s and Dont’s

With a number of sectors hit by the current economic downturn we are now starting to see a number of businesses look to reduce cost by reducing staff numbers. The majority of businesses making staff cuts have seen a genuine downturn in business, and as a result have genuine redundancy situations. It is still however important that any redundancy process …

Sunday 28th June 2020

Ready for Flexible Furlough?

What is flexible furlough? From 1st July, you’ll have the flexibility to bring previously furloughed employees back to work part time, you can decide the hours and shift patterns they work to suit the needs of your business – you’ll pay their wages for the time they’re in work and can apply for a scheme grant to cover any of their normal …