Darren Hamer > Hill Dickinson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
M2 2AS

Work Department

Real Estate


Darren has worked on some of largest property transactions in the north-west over the last few years and his clients are both public and the private sector. Darren’s areas of recent expertise includes in respect of investment transactions, complex lease interpretation, neighbourly issues and joint venture acquisitions. He endeavours to obtain a full understanding of the client’s business that he believes is fundamental to achieving the best outcome for his clients.
• Acted in provision of advice to a local authority in connection with the £80m regeneration of its town centre
• Acted on the sale of a portfolio of Office buildings for a private investor for £17 million
• Acted on the sale of land for residential development for a partnership for £17.45m
• Acted on the sale of a central London buildings for private investors for £15.3 million
• Acted on the acquisition of a shopping centre for a local authority for £27 million
• Acted on the strategic acquisition of key town centre sites for a local authority for £9 million


Trainee Solicitor – Cobbetts – 1998-200
Assistant Solicitor – Cobbetts – 2000-2003
Associate – Cobbetts – 2003-2007
Director – Cobbetts – 2007-2008
Partner – Cobbetts – 2008-2013
Partner – DWF – 2013-2016
Partner – Hill Dickinson – 2016


Law Society


Balshaw’s C of E High School, Leyland, Lancashire
Darren attended the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne LLB and received 2:1 (Hons) and completed the LPC at the College of Law.


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Lawyer Rankings

North West > Real estate > Commercial property: Manchester

Praised for being ‘very commercial and accessible’, the team at Hill Dickinson LLP are particularly skilled in advising investors, occupiers, and public sector bodies on all aspects of real estate law. Practice head Darren Hamer specialises in the business parks market, whilst former national sector lead Jim Purves regularly handles major logistics deals. The team was recently boosted by the arrival of experienced partner Peter Winnard, formerly of CMS and before that Nabarro. Robin Sharp has left for JMW Solicitors LLP.