Hill Dickinson announces new Leeds office for growing national health practice

International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson is delighted to announce the opening of an office in Leeds to service its growing national health practice. The firm has recruited corporate health partner Rob McGough from Capsticks to join the new office which will open in September.

Rob specialises in commercial matters in the health sector. He is a recognised leader in his field and brings more than 20 years’ experience to the role. Rob will jointly head up the Leeds office with established Hill Dickinson health litigation partner Mike McKenna, who will ensure all round support and assistance from the wider Hill Dickinson team.

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.

Commenting on his appointment to the firm, Rob 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.”

Hill Dickinson's 113-strong health practice is ranked tier one in The Legal 500 UK 2016 legal directory and is recognised as a ‘growing force in the healthcare market’ in Chambers and Partners UK 2017.

Robert McGough