David Swaffield > Hill Dickinson LLP > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
L3 9SJ

Work Department

Commercial property.


David heads the thriving (and growing) property and construction team based in the Liverpool, Manchester and London offices. His own particular areas of expertise include property investment and development work, and landlord and tenant issues.

Originally joining the firm in 1976, David has served on its board (in various manifestations) for 25 years. He currently chairs the audit committee and is its compliance officer for legal practice. He was president of the Liverpool Law Society in 2000.

David has a broad commercial property practice but his particular areas of expertise include investment and development work, and landlord and tenant matters, especially in the office, industrial and logistics sectors and infrastructure projects. He acts for a number of major developers, occupiers and institutions.


Articled Hill Dickinson & Co; qualified 1979; partner 1982


Liverpool Law Society
Professional Liverpool
Mersey Partnership

Chairman Liverpool Law Society Non-Contentious Business Committee (1992-97);
Joint honorary secretary Liverpool Law Society (1997-98);
Vice-president Liverpool Law Society (1998-99);
President Liverpool Law Society 2000;
Manager Liverpool and London War Risks Insurance Association Ltd (1995-98);
Council member/director Professional Liverpool (2001-14);
Board member Liverpool Commercial District Partnership;
Trustee & Director, Merseyside Youth Association.


Dulwich College, London; Downing College, Cambridge.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Real estate > Commercial property: Liverpool

(Leading individuals)

David SwaffieldHill Dickinson LLP

Headquartered in Liverpool, Hill Dickinson LLP provides a full service offering and an ‘exceptional’ commercial property team, focusing largely on regional development, planning, and investment work. Alex McCann heads up the national practice and regularly advises on high value regional development projects and investment properties. Claire Cosgrove works with clients in the retail sector, and David Swaffield continues to lead on key development and logistics matters.