Rinew Legal is a specialist commercial and employment law firm, serving businesses
and organisations 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, organisations 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, digital, creative, technology 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.

Why choose us?

  • We deliver top quality legal advice in a cost-effective manner
  • Our client focused approach puts your best interests first
  • We offer realistic and jargon free advice
  • Our specialist lawyers have a high success rate
  • We tailor our representation to your needs to obtain the best result

Richard Newstead

Chartered Legal Executive

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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Eve King


Eve specialises in complex and high-value disputes. She is a tenacious litigator with more than 5 years’ experience of all forms of dispute resolution. She also regularly assists businesses and senior executives in negotiating satisfactory exit terms.

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Emma Roberts


Emma has over 5 years’ experience of acting for early-stage and fast-growth businesses, particularly in the technology and creative industries. Emma provides pragmatic, strategic support on all aspects of running a business whilst mitigating legal risk.

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At Rinew Legal we know that it is the quality of our relationships with each of our clients that makes the management of commercial and employment 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 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.

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