Yorkshire based law firm Ramsdens has boosted its specialist Dispute Resolution team, with the appointment of Legal 500 recommended Solicitor and Partner, Dean Hill.

Joining the firm’s Leeds office, Dean brings more than 20 years’ experience as Ramsdens continues to expand into Dispute Management.

With a reputation for providing pragmatic solutions to legal problems and disputes, Dean joins Ramsdens from Freeths LLP, where he was well known for providing risk mitigation advice to businesses as well as obtaining urgent injunctive relief for his clients.

Commenting on his appointment, Dean said: “It is exciting to be joining Ramsdens as a partner in their expanding Dispute Resolution team. I am a firm believer in the adage ‘prevention is better than cure’, and am keen to support and assist all companies and individuals within the region in relation to dispute management.”

The team has also recently welcomed newly qualified solicitor, Aamir Arif, on-board. Aamir completed his training contract with Ramsdens, in September 2022 and qualified into a role within the firm’s Dispute Resolution department.

Nick Armitage, partner and head of dispute resolution comments: “I am absolutely delighted to have Dean and Aamir join the team. These recent appointments will help support our wider growth strategy and build on the services that we already provide to our clients. Dean is an exceptional, highly-skilled lawyer, and I am delighted to add his experience and knowledge to our team.”

“I am also pleased to appoint Aamir to the team. Aamir has worked very hard over his two-year training contract, and demonstrated real drive and enthusiasm for litigation. At Ramsdens, we continue to invest in attracting, retaining and developing the best talent, and I am excited to see how these latest appointments can help boost our growing practice.”