Coventry firm wins third Dibbs property partner

Dibb Lupton Alsop has lost a third property partner to Warner Cranston – this time from its Birmingham office.

David Hayes, Dibbs' head of property in Birmingham, is to join Warner Cranston's Coventry office as a partner, replacing a property partner who has retired. He follows Peter Davis and Lawrence Radley, who left Dibbs' London office 18 months ago to build the firm's property practice.

Davis, now Warner Cranston's head of property, commented: “The firm's ambition is quite simple: it is to become over time one of the leading commercial property departments in the country. David joining us in our Coventry office will assist us in building up critical mass.”

Davis and Radley took their clients – including Associated Newspapers, Pizza Express, Moss Bros and Domino's Pizza – with them when they left Dibbs. Radley said they had both worked with Hayes when he was at Dibbs' London office.

Stephenson Harwood litigation partner David Capps is currently serving his notice before going to Dibbs' London office.