Hill Dickinson names new Sheffield managing partner

Hill Dickinson has appointed Alastair Reid as head of its Sheffield office following the death of the firm’s former Sheffield office managing partner Neil Thompson in June.

Hill Dickinson launched the base in 2010 following the acquisition of 36 members of Halliwells’ Sheffield staff across the health, corporate, commercial litigation and property practices (21 July 2010).

Reid specialises in property and construction and chairs Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s planning and construction forum.

Hill Dickinson managing partner Peter Jackson described Reid as “a well-known, liked and trusted figure in the Sheffield business community”, adding that he had been instrumental in the success of the office since the Halliwells acquisition.

Reid said of his appointment: “While nobody would choose to be appointed in such circumstances as those surrounding the death of a respected colleague and friend, Neil’s stewardship of and vision for the Sheffield office has ensured I begin my tenure with the best possible start”.

Hill Dickinson reported a 10 per cent rise in turnover to £110.1m in 2011-12, up from £100.1m the previous year, in its first full year of trading following its acquisition of Halliwell’s Liverpool and Sheffield offices (13 June 2012).

In August Hill Dickinson’s Sheffield head of commercial litigation Giles Searby left the firm in favour of local outfit HLW Keeble Hawson (15 August 2013).