Until now, the growth in the cannabis market has been largely viewed as an American phenomenon. But developments in the U.K. and Europe have spurred U.K. law firms to start taking an interest in the sector.

Among them is top 50 firm Hill Dickinson, which joins the likes of DAC Beachcroft, Memery Crystal and Mackrell Turner Garrett in formally dedicating resource to the increasingly lucrative area of medical cannabis.