Hill Dickinson hires from Pinsents

Law firm Hill Dickinson has strengthened its property team with a senior appointment at its Manchester office. Jim Purves joins as partner from Pinsent Masons.

Purves has extensive experience in logistics, industrial and retail property. He has advised John Lewis, Lookers, Balfour Beatty and DHL. He advised DHL on the property aspects of its £1.6bn contract to run the NHS Supply Chain and also the transfer properties in its domestic parcel business to Home Delivery Network following its disposal.

David Chinn, Hill Dickinson's head of business services, said: "Jim is extremely well-respected in his field and brings with him a wealth of property experience. With a total of 56 property lawyers across the firm, our size and capability have been instrumental in growing our client portfolio. Investment in this sector is leading to year on year growth of 16%."

Purves added: "I am looking forward to working with such an established team, capitalizing on the buoyant property market across Manchester and the north-west. The team has an excellent reputation with a remarkable client base, something which I look forward to expanding upon."

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