Corporate law firm announces first Birmingham office and partner hires

Hill Dickinson has revealed its move into Birmingham, as it appoints two new partners and takes more than 2,500 sq ft of space within Grade II-listed Louisa Ryland House.

The commercial law firm has appointed corporate partners Nick Dawson and Emma Callow who join from Irwin Mitchell where they spearheaded their respective team offerings in Birmingham and the Midlands, with a focus on M&A and private equity transactions. They are joined by Matt Smith (legal director), Tom Wisniewski (senior associate) and Alexandra Bloomer (associate).

It’s the firm’s first dedicated presence within the city and over the next two months real estate and real estate litigation teams will join the office.

The new teams will add to Hill Dickinson’s corporate and banking offering across the UK, which already comprises more than 100 lawyers across six major UK cities.

Craig Scott, current head of business services at Hill Dickinson and recently announced CEO-elect said: “This latest expansion into Birmingham and the hire of these two partners and their team is a major milestone for our national corporate practice and also for the ambitions of the firm more widely. On behalf of everyone at Hill Dickinson, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to Nick, Emma and their team, who are joining us at yet another exciting point in our current growth story.

“The Midlands is home to a multi-billion-pound economy and is an important region to a number of our clients, so we have always remained open to the possibility of establishing a presence here provided that it is led by people who are present and respected at the heart of its business community. That is certainly the case with Nick and Emma and I am delighted to welcome them to the firm. Our new Birmingham base will help us really understand and work with local market forces to better serve our clients.

“The legal market in the Midlands is becoming increasingly competitive, but we are confident in our ability to continue to attract high calibre people to come and work for us, which will be essential to our long-term growth in the region. Our new corporate team will play a fundamental role in establishing our Birmingham office and we expect to announce further hires in due course.”