Top 40 law firm to open Leeds office

Robert McGough
Robert McGough

Commercial law firm Hill Dickinson is opening an office in Leeds following the hire of Capsticks corporate health partner Robert McGough.

The office, which will open in September with a team of five staff initially, will service the firm’s growing national health practice.

McGough specialises in commercial matters in the health sector and brings more than 20 years’ experience to the role.

He will jointly head up the Leeds office at Princes Exchange with established Hill Dickinson health litigation partner Mike McKenna.

The firm’s health practice currently operates out of offices in Liverpool, Manchester and London. Its expansion into Leeds comes hot on the heels of a number of significant new client wins for the health team over the last 12 months.

McGough said: “The chance to join Hill Dickinson and lead our expansion into a Leeds office is a fantastic opportunity to build on the existing strengths of the firm in a city where the legal sector has grown faster than any other UK city over the past decade. Hill Dickinson has an exceptional reputation in the health sector, and I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to join the team.”

Hill Dickinson head of health Andrew Craggs said: “As a result of the health team’s recent growth in London, the South East and North West of England, Leeds was the natural next strategic location for us. We’re delighted with our expansion and look forward to announcing a number of senior lateral hires to join our Leeds office in the coming months.”

CEO Peter Jackson added: “Leeds is a great location for Hill Dickinson, not just for the health team, but for the broader firm.”