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PARTNER MOVES - Hill Dickinson grows healthcare property team with hire of partner Emma Brecknock

22 Sep 2022

Leading healthcare law firm Hill Dickinson has added to its fast-growing team in Leeds with the hire of health property partner Emma Brecknock.

Emma joins from Capsticks and will work with clients nationally as part of the firm’s 25-strong Healthcare team based in Leeds.

Emma brings over 15 years’ experience of working for healthcare bodies and organisations on a wide range of commercial property transactions, with particular expertise in property acquisitions and disposals.

She represents landlords and tenants on lease negotiations and site developments with overage and clawback arrangements as well as offering strategic estates advice including options for rationalisation and supporting clients with property portfolio management exercises within the healthcare sector. 

Emma has also completed legal secondments at NHS England and Community Health Partnerships Limited.

Welcoming Emma to the team, Leeds head of office Esther Venning said: “The growth of our office in Leeds is a reflection of the continuing significant growth of our Health client base in Yorkshire and the North East. We’re delighted that Emma has joined us to lead our Leeds Health Property team and she will also add further partner-level capacity to our national team as we continue to grow to meet increased client demand.”

The firm’s specialist health lawyers in Leeds work with a broad selection of NHS, independent sector and life sciences clients to provide advice across the full range of healthcare disciplines, including commercial, employment, real estate, advisory and litigation. In addition to many longstanding close relationships with clients based in Yorkshire and the North East, the team also works with healthcare bodies nationally.

Hill Dickinson opened its Leeds office in September 2017 with two healthcare lawyers and has since grown to 32 people, moving from premises in 2020 to larger city centre offices at Nine Bond Court. The further development of the office is aligned with the firm’s strategic growth plans to develop a full service offering out of Leeds, similar to its Liverpool and Manchester service offerings.

The Leeds office has already broadened its range of legal services beyond Health, having established a dedicated, Leeds-based Corporate team in 2021, led by partner Sandip Khroud. 

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