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Hill Dickinson LLP

105 JERMYN STREET, ST JAMES'S, LONDON, SW1Y 6EE, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7283 9033
Fax:
Fax 020 7283 1144
Web:
www.hilldickinson.com
Hong Kong, Leeds, Liverpool, London EC2A, London SW1Y, Manchester and 3 more

London: Finance

Asset finance and leasing
Asset finance and leasing - ranked: tier 6

Hill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP is 'excellent at shipping finance and commercial matters' and provides a 'knowledgeable and responsive service' to borrowers and lenders including JP Morgan, Investec, Oman Shipping Company and Intership. 'Excellent all-rounder' Roderick Palmer provides 'very sensible and cost-effective advice' and is a key member of the team that also includes Panos Pourgourides, who has a strong reputation for advising ultra-high-net-worth individuals and lenders on superyacht and corporate jet financings.

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Commodities: physicals
Commodities: physicals - ranked: tier 1

Hill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP is 'a market leader for down-to-earth advice and the strength-in-depth of the team'. The firm is a leading adviser in High Court cases and major trade association arbitral forums including GAFTA and FOSFA, notably in matters concerning grains, seeds, pulses, edible oils, fertilisers and cocoa. Soft commodities expert and practice head Jeff Isaacs is 'a market leader in advice in the commodities sector'. Other key figures include Fred Konynenburg, who is 'a brilliant legal mind and a real tactical player'; litigator Darren Wall, who is 'the guy you want to have next to you when going into battle'; Paul Taylor, who has 'rich experience in and knowledge of the trading business, with a well-thought and tactical approach'; and litigator Andrew Buchmann, who is 'very creative, practical and commercial and can second guess what you want'. Isaacs recently assisted the International Cotton Association with a challenge to its code of conduct for its arbitral process. Taylor, who has spearheaded the development of the firm's oil trading practice, acted for Gunvor in a $6m case against sellers of gasoline cargoes. Patric McGonigal joined King & Wood Mallesons Foreign Law Office in Tokyo and David Lucas left the firm to work as an arbitrator.

Leading individuals

Fred Konynenburg - Hill Dickinson LLP

Jeff Isaacs - Hill Dickinson LLP

Paul Taylor - Hill Dickinson LLP

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London: Insurance

Clinical negligence: defendant
Clinical negligence: defendant - ranked: tier 2

Hill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP's lawyers are a 'pleasure to work with' and deal with 'incredibly complex cases in a firm and reassuring manner'. The firm is described as 'one of the very best in terms of efficiency', with 'good response rates' and 'exceptional industry knowledge'. It was appointed to the NHSR's London panel and was one of two firms appointed to the MPS's panel. Other clients include private healthcare providers such as Priory Group, Care UK, Virgin Care and major trusts, as well as Health Education England, for which it is the sole legal provider. Key figures include Andrew Craggs, who specialises in stress/bullying claims involving the NHS; Janet Mcwhinney, who is 'measured, focused and efficient'; the 'very experienced and calm' David Locke; and Joanne Hughes, who 'the rising star of the team'.

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Personal injury: defendant
Personal injury: defendant - ranked: tier 4

Hill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP is singled out for its expertise in handling cases involving crew and passenger accidents, sexual assault, class actions and fatalities throughout the marine sector. Clients include DFDS, P&O Ferries, Carnival, and Royal Caribbean Cruises. The firm is also on the BP Shipping and RSA Marine panels. Other areas of expertise include aviation, offshore and general travel. John Caddies heads the marine personal injury and regulatory practice and specialises in cases involving fatalities, catastrophic injuries, class actions, legionella, stress and asbestos claims. Other key individuals include Laura Dobbs, who has a track record of handling cases involving sexual assault, class action gastric illness and fatal accidents. Joanna Kolatsis left the firm to establish a legal consultancy business.

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London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate
Personal tax, trusts and probate - ranked: tier 5

Hill Dickinson LLP

Iain Donaldson heads the department at Hill Dickinson LLP  and has significant experience of advising businesses and wealthy individuals on tax, wealth protection and financial risk management issues. The team advises on a wide range of matters from wills and trusts as well as capital tax planning through to contentious and non-contentious trusts and estate administration. Clients are based predominantly in the South of England and include successful professionals, industrialists and entrepreneurs. The groups advises trustees on various issues such as the creation, administration and termination of trusts.

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London: Public sector

Administrative and public law
Administrative and public law - ranked: tier 5

Hill Dickinson LLP

Emma Stockwell and Kiran Bhogal  head the teams at Hill Dickinson LLP that are situated across Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and London and they are both especially experienced in assisting health sector clients. David Hill, who is a director in the London office, has impressive NHS-focused expertise - his current work includes assisting on the NHS statutory framework and working with NHS England on the development of its commissioning policy and proposals for legislative change. In other work it acted for a Clinical Commissioning Group in relation to its new model of care for the community and out of hospital services. The team has expanded with new hires from Capsticks LLP and DAC Beachcroft LLP.

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Healthcare
Healthcare - ranked: tier 2

Hill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP's¬†sizeable team continues to make its mark in the healthcare sector and is regularly called on by numerous NHS and private sector clients, the team's expertise lies in complex and contentious cases, inquests and judicial review proceedings. Practice head Kiran Bhogal¬† is ‚Äėparticularly good at finding pragmatic solutions to clients‚Äô problems‚Äô and is singled out as a leading expert in complex inquests, Court of Protection cases and mental health issues; she has represented a CCG in Supreme Court proceedings raising the fundamental issue as to the dividing line between the Court of Protection (COP) and the Administrative Court. Emma Galland¬†¬†‚Äėan accomplished solicitor advocate and gives the team real depth‚Äô has a private healthcare focus and also acts in inquests; she is currently advising a healthcare professional at the inquest into the death of a young child who died following the administration of an overdose of anti-seizure medication. Sarah Brooke¬†is also recommended for commercial healthcare work Robert McGough¬†joined in August 2017 from¬†Capsticks LLP¬†¬†¬†and co-heads the Leeds office with Mike McKenna¬†.

Leading individuals

Kiran Bhogal - Hill Dickinson LLP

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport
Sport - ranked: tier 6

Hill Dickinson LLP

Especially strong in litigation and arbitration, the team at Hill Dickinson LLP is particularly experienced in football. The Manchester-based Geraldine Ryan acted for Triple S Sports & Entertainment Group in a £400,000 damages claim against a former employee and football agent, which was resolved through mediation. Richard Green defended rugby agent Andrew Clarke in a High Court case brought by Castleford Tigers RLFC regarding Denny Solomona's transfer to Sale Sharks; Green was assisted by senior associate David Keenan, who is 'a great all-round lawyer with commercial nous'. Green also advised Manchester City FC and England U17 footballer Phil Foden on sponsorship arrangements. Other clients include GB Taekwondo, Lancashire CCC and the Dallaglio Foundation. Consultant Louise Millington-Roberts is recommended for ticketing, sponsorship, rights management, brand protection and event management.

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London: Transport

Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 3

Hill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP’s aviation and aerospace department is active across commercial, competition, insurance and risk management matters, and also handles complex disputes. Thomas Cook Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways, European Regions Airline Association and Eurojet are clients. Consultant Saleema Brohi handles aviation insurance and disputes and associate Lucy Schofield handles regulatory matters. Consultant Neil McGilchrist, who is experienced in aviation insurance, is also a key figure. Alastair Long has joined HFW and Joanna Kolatsis left to establish her own legal consultancy business.

Leading individuals

Neil McGilchrist - Hill Dickinson LLP

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

Hill Dickinson LLP

The team of ‚Äėbrilliant legal minds‚Äô at Hill Dickinson LLP¬†offers ‚Äėprecise and commercially-orientated‚Äô advice. It is active across wet and dry work and its clients include ship owners, charterers, port and terminal operators, shipyards, P&I clubs, underwriters and traders and insurers and reinsurers. It is defending The Lion Group on a $20m dispute alleging non-performance of a long term contract of affreightment and is representing Lakatamia Shipping Company on a judgement enforcement matter. Global shipping head Julian Clark¬†‚Äėalways offers alternative strategies and guides the client in case-handling‚Äô. Other key figures include Adrian Marsh, who heads the cargo and logistics team; Tony Allen, who¬†heads the yachts team; Jeff Isaacs, who¬†is head of commodities and international trade; the¬†'experienced'¬†David Pitlarge; Fred Konynenburg, who¬†is ‚Äėprecise and to the point‚Äô; consultant and admiralty law expert¬†Robert Wallis, who¬†has particular expertise in salvage and collision matters; Russell Gardner, who¬†handles dry shipping disputes and is experienced in cases involving superyachts; Philip Haddon, who¬†handles casualty disputes; Ian Maclean, who is experienced in casualty claims; the¬†‚Äėvery experienced‚Äô¬†Tony Swinnerton; and Lewis Moore. Siiri Duddington¬†recently joined from Campbell Johnston Clark, as did senior associate Winnie Mah¬†and legal director Tom Burdass. Justin Draeger¬† has joined Mays Brown, Rhys Clift¬†has joined Thomas Cooper LLP.

Leading individuals

Julian Clark - Hill Dickinson LLP

Robert Wallis - Hill Dickinson LLP

Tony Allen - Hill Dickinson LLP

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Travel
Travel: personal injury - ranked: tier 3

Hill Dickinson LLP

Travel: regulatory and commercial - ranked: tier 1

Hill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP handles a range of regulatory, commercial and personal injury matters for travel sector clients, with particular expertise across cruise, ferry, aviation, hotels, travel operator and ports matters. Headline work included advising a French-based company on a JV arrangement with a well-known hotel group for the sale of package holidays to the UK market; advising a US-based cruise business in relation to the on-board sale of future cruises and the regulatory implications; and advising Ocean Holidays on software and licensing matters. Archers Tours, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Riviera Travel, Thomas Cook and Jet2 are clients.  John Caddies heads the travel personal injury and regulatory department and is active on defendant personal injury matters. Legal consultant Javed Ali and associate Lucy Schofield are also key members of the team. Joanna Kolatsis left the firm to establish her own legal consultancy business

Next generation lawyers

Lucy Schofield - Hill Dickinson LLP

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