LAW firm Dickinson Dees has strengthened its litigation team with the appointment of Nick Mason as a partner in the commercial disputes group.
He joins the Newcastle-based firm’s Yorkshire operations from the National Trust, where he was a disputes lawyer. He was previously a partner in the London office of law firm Hammonds, now Squire Sanders.
As well as a wealth of general commercial litigation experience, Mason has developed specialist knowledge of the advertising, media and communications sector, employment restrictive covenants, renewable energy and the not-for-profit sector.
The North East’s largest law firm is in the process of growing its presence in Yorkshire and London with a series of senior appointments in the pipeline as it prepares to move from York to Leeds in April.
He will work together with the rest of the commercial disputes group across the firm’s offices in the North East.
Mason said: “I am delighted to be joining Dickinson Dees, which is a major law firm with a very strong reputation. This new role in the Leeds office represents a fantastic opportunity for me and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to take the firm forward to the next level of its development.
“I aim to build on the high-quality dispute practice Dickinson Dees already has, growing the work we do in Leeds and London through our national and international client base,” he added.
John Marshall, senior partner at Dickinson Dees, said: “We are extremely pleased to welcome a lawyer of Nick’s experience and expertise to Dickinson Dees. He is highly regarded in his specific field in the region, and he will be an invaluable addition to the firm as we continue our expansion in Yorkshire and London.”