Corporate lawyer Alison Starr has joined Hill Dickinson, as the full-service commercial law firm starts 2023 by adding more senior partner capacity to its rapidly growing business services in Leeds.
Alison joins from Eversheds Sutherland, bringing a breadth of knowledge and experience in advising public and private companies, financial institutions and investment banks.
Welcoming Alison to the team, Craig Scott, national head of Business Services at Hill Dickinson, said:
“We’re delighted that Alison has joined our rapidly growing Leeds team. As a lawyer with a well-established reputation for the quality of her corporate work, her arrival heralds the start of what promises to be an exciting year of continued growth and investment for our Leeds office as we push forward with plans to further expand our range of client services in 2023. Alison joins corporate partner Sandip Khroud and his team in bringing significant new business and clients into the firm.”
Alison is a specialist in all aspects of company law and corporate transactions, including public company matters and equity capital markets, and adds further senior leadership to the firm’s corporate services in Leeds. Her areas of focus include M&A, disposals and takeovers, IPOs and secondary issues on AIM and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, as well as capital reductions and share capital reorganisations.
Sandip Khroud, head of Corporate in Leeds, who joined Hill Dickinson’s with his team in 2021, said:
“Alison’s arrival is the next chapter of our planned investment in the growth of our Corporate team presence in Yorkshire. It follows the establishment in 2022 of our new Real Estate team in the region under Richard Outhwaite and Emma Roche and, most recently, the addition of our first Construction team in Leeds following Anjon Mallik’s arrival at the end of last year.
“The speed with which we have been able to grow our business services offering for our Leeds clients has exceeded our expectations and reflects the quality of the ambitious talent in Leeds and the city’s potential for growth as a thriving northern business hub, despite challenging economic conditions in the UK generally.”
Alison said she was delighted to be joining Hill Dickinson at a time of great opportunity for professional services in the UK, offering the quality of legal advice and support to businesses at a different cost base.
Alison is a member of the Law Society and a member of the regional advisory group of the London Stock Exchange.
Hill Dickinson is commercial law firm with more than 950 people, including over 200 partners and legal directors with offices in London, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong.