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Hill Dickinson LLP
NO 1 ST PAUL'S SQUARE
LIVERPOOL
L3 9SJ
England

Clinical negligence: defendant Tier 1

Hill Dickinson LLP's clinical negligence defence team enjoys an excellent reputation, holding places on a number major national healthcare panels such as the Medical Protection Society and NHS Resolution. The group also acts for a significant number of NHS Trusts throughout the country. The 'dynamic and astute' Andrew Craggs and Ian Gardiner jointly lead the department, while other key team members include Richard Watson, David Locke, Mike McKenna, Philip Bradbury and Andrew Leslie. Joanne Hughes was promoted to partner in May 2018.

Testimonials

‘This is a team who have a highly specialised knowledge of clinical negligence and work very much in partnership with their clients and counsel. They are extremely knowledgeable, efficient, dedicated and approachable. Nothing is ever too much.’

‘An outstanding service in terms of case preparation, response time and tactical nous.’

‘This a very strong team which has developed over a period of years. Andrew Craggs provides dynamic and astute leadership; knowing how to engage with clients effectively .They understand how to appreciate the client’s perspective and the importance of extra value. The senior lawyers do a significant amount of file handling as well managing and mentoring younger team lawyers. There is good rapport within the teams and you sense the more junior members feel well supported.’

‘David Locke is, for me, probably the best NHS Trust defence lawyer there is. He knows exactly what info to secure from a Trust early on, organises the factual and expert evidence quickly and gets the case prepared in such a way that it is almost always possible to tell before proceedings are issued whether to fight or settle. If settling, negotiates hard for his client.’

‘Andrew Craggs is very effective in his role and there is an impressive array of experienced litigators.’

‘Phil Bradbury is tactically astute and achieves excellent results using meticulous preparation.’

‘Andrew Leslie communicates effectively with his opponents which makes them receptive to his position.’

‘Jon Heap is acquiring a reputation as a leading litigator. He is not afraid to fight on principle which makes him a formidable opponent.’

‘Ian Gardiner has a calm and focused approach which gives him excellent judgement in high value cases.’

‘Joanne Hughes has demonstrated a dynamic and robust approach. She is clearly a star in the making.’

Key clients

NHS Resolution

Medical Protection Society

CNA Hardy

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Hospitals NHS Trust

Northern Care Alliance

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

NHS England

Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Commercial litigation: Liverpool Tier 1

Hill Dickinson LLP handles shareholder and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, breach of contract claims, international arbitration, breach of confidence and misuse of confidential information claims and tax disputes. Other areas of expertise include multi-jurisdictional disputes, mis-selling claims against financial institutions, IP disputes, defamation, group litigation, judicial reviews, procurement claims and product liability claims. Fiona Parry  and Manchester-based Geraldine Ryan head the team. Newly promoted legal director Daniel Keating is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Testimonials

What makes this team unique is their cohesion’.

They operate extremely well as a unit and whilst they fight incredibly hard for their clients in what is normally very complex litigation, they are also approachable, personable and easy to work with’.

Paul Walsh is an exceptionally talented lawyer, he has a fantastic breadth of knowledge and experience, a keen intellect and an impressive ability to keep a cool head whilst working under immense pressure’.

Paul Twigg and Jon Scally are also highly recommended; both are very bright, hard-working and personable individuals who go the extra mile to get the right result for their clients’.

Key clients

Bourne Leisure

Stobart Group

Agilent Technologies LDA UK Limited

Direct Accident Management Limited

FS Commercial Limited

Hazedrive Limited

Poundland Limited

Coffee Republic Retail Limited

Ged Lynch-Smith (Lloyds Autobody)

Cheshire East Borough Council

MJ Quinn

Commercial litigation: Manchester Tier 1

Hill Dickinson LLP handles the full range of commercial disputes, from routine work to high-value, complex litigation and arbitration. The team, which has secured a number of very high-profile court win in recent months, has recently seen an increase in work on high value commercial fraud-related matters. Geraldine Ryan heads the team while also advising on complex high value disputes and reputation management issues. Christopher Tyrrell has a particular focus on procurement disputes and disputes for NHS bodies. Sharon Williamson was promoted to partner; Andrew Little is also recommended.

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Next Generation Partners

Testimonials

Fantastic at giving legal advice but with a commercial slant’.

Able to handle high value and complex litigation with a strong team who are efficient, disciplined and hard working while also understanding the client`s commercial interests’.

Offer sensible, pragmatic advice and are sensibly priced’.

Geraldine Ryan is particularly astute in understanding the legal and commercial issues of a case and can confidently lead her team in a disciplined approach to complex cases’.

Christopher Tyrrell is very pragmatic and offers original thought to the litigation process’.

Alex Smith and Andrew Little are very good team players and offer good advice and have significant input into developing arguments as well as working diligently and efficiently throughout transactions’.

Key clients

NHS England

Port of Sheerness Limited

Manchester Ship Canal Company Limited

Investly Limited

Swinton Insurance Limited

Oldham Borough Council

Triple S Sports & Entertainment Limited

Chemox Pound Limited

Connells Limited

Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance

Hitachi Capital (UK) Limited

Corporate and commercial: Liverpool Tier 1

Hill Dickinson LLP 's strong Liverpool corporate team represents national and international commercial and corporate clients including large private companies, start-ups, partnerships and private individuals. Areas of expertise include M&A, private equity and joint ventures. Craig Scott heads the team with support from Jonathan Brown, Mike Jones, Matt Noon, Sue Russell and Michael Murphy. Legal director Graeme Alder is also recommended.

Key clients

Stobart Group

Enterprise Ventures Growth II fund

Next Wave Partners

The Delivery Group

CRH Group

Carrs Milling Industries PLC

JLA Group

Fishawack Communications

Kuehne + Nagel

Downing Students

Employment Tier 1

Led by employment, education and pensions head Jeff Middleton, Hill Dickinson LLP's employment team enjoys an excellent reputation in key sectors such as health, where the team is very active for the NHS, advising on discrimination and whistleblowing cases as well as injunctions. Another major focus is the education space, where the firm advises on all aspects of employment, including collective agreements for teachers as well as support staff. Investigations is an emerging area of activity, with the practice conducting independent disciplinary and grievance investigations for in-house legal and HR teams. Gareth Roberts joined from Turner Parkinson LLP in July 2018, while Bernadette Worthington is a new arrival from Weightmans LLP.

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Key clients

BBC

AstraZeneca

Peel

Britvic Soft Drinks

Co-Op

Travel Republic

Odeon Cinemas

Liverpool Airport

Grant Thornton UK LLP

Health Education England

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust

dNata Travel (part of Emirates Group)

Parkwood Leisure

Parfetts

Agility Chemical Logistics

Premier Care

Vynova

Trilanco

Partylite

Nacro

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

City of Liverpool College

Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

Sonoco Alcore

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

Myriad Genetics

Caldic (UK)

G2 Speech UK

Oldham Council

FRP Advisory LLP

Ramsay UK Healthcare Group

Arrow XL

Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership

Leeds CCG

Health Tier 1

Hill Dickinson LLP offers a range of services such as inquest representation; mental health and mental capacity advisory work; Court of Protection expertise; support in relation to inquiries and investigations; judicial review; and healthcare governance. It also handles a range of property, commercial, employment and dispute resolution instructions in the sector. Andrew Craggs is head of health, while Manchester healthcare head Joanna Trewin is ably supported by deputy team head Paul AllerstonEmma Stockwell leads the health group’s governance, regulatory and public law team and recently promoted partner Amanda Hurst is a healthcare property specialist.

Leading individuals

Next Generation Partners

Testimonials

‘The team is very responsive; knowledgeable and has a good appreciation of the reality of delivering healthcare to vulnerable adults which makes discussing cases more straightforward.’

‘They team is always very approachable and friendly.’

‘The team is easily accessible, approachable and no question is unanswered.’

‘Joanne Trewin is patient-centred, caring, open, honest, has a can-do attitude and a personal approach.’

‘Paul Allerston is caring, open and honest;  his understanding of LPA and COP cases is outstanding, and he is always willing to help.’

Key clients

Northern Care Alliance – Pennine Acute NHS Trust & Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

NHS England

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS

St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust

Manchester University Hospitals NHS FT

Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Trust

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Liverpool CCG

NHS Warrington CCG

NHS Blackpool CCG

 

Personal tax, trusts and probate Tier 1

Hill Dickinson LLP acts for high-net-worth individuals and businesses on both domestic and cross-border matters, with a particular focus on succession planning. The practice, which displays 'excellent professionalism', provides high quality advice, characterised by a strong tax element. Fionnuala Kenny heads the team which includes legal director Susan Sherry, who is 'on a different level to competitors'.

Testimonials

‘Exceptional professionalism, very good knowledge and approachable from both a professional and client level. From assistant to partner level excellent service.’

‘Susan Sherry’s knowledge seems on a different level to competitors.’

‘Friendly and easy to deal with team.’

‘All key staff have a professional approach.’

Property litigation Tier 1

Hill Dickinson LLP handles property disputes for clients across the retail, utilities, energy, insurance, education, transport and logistics sectors. Department head Kevin Lee stands out for his rights of light, mines, minerals and restrictive covenants expertise. Ralph Bullivant is active across high-value dilapidation claims and contentious break options. Consultant Craig Walker has handled high-value claims concerning the compulsory acquisition of land and handles telecommunications disputes.  Legal director Phil Parker is instructed by retail and logistics clients and Julia Stansfield, who is also a legal director, acts for for title insurers on commercial and residential disputes and also handles property-related professional negligence cases. Senior associate Helen Evans is experienced in trespass injunction claims.

Key clients

Iceland Foods

Peel Group

First Group

Co-Operative Group

Countrywide

Aviva

First Title Insurance

DHL

Lookers Group

UK Oil and Gas

Transport Tier 1

Hill Dickinson LLP specialises in cargo and logistics work for national and international clients. Areas of expertise include litigation, arbitration, supply chain issues and agreements, cargo insurance, marine policy coverage, salvage, freight debt recovery, customs and excise issues and risk management. Clients sectors include marine insurance, cargo, logistics and warehousing. Adrian Marsh heads the team and focuses on litigation and arbitration. Legal director Richard Allingham deals with subrogated recovery claims and liability matters, while legal director Caroline Bridge , an employed barrister, specialises in drafting and advising on service level agreements and standard trading conditions in the logistics industry.

Key clients

RSA

Aviva

Agility Logistics

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics

Tokio Marine Kiln

Zurich Insurance

DSV

Banking and finance Tier 2

Based across its Manchester and Liverpool offices, the team at Hill Dickinson LLP regularly handles corporate and property finance transactions, and acts on a number of asset based lending and private equity mandates. The team is instructed by a range of lender and borrower clients and has particular experience across the leisure, transportation, real estate, construction, retail and financial services sectors. Liverpool-based banking and finance head Richard Capper is a 'fantastic lawyer', while Alasdair Mackinnon heads the banking practice in Manchester, where Chris Johnston, who heads the property finance team, is also based.

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Next Generation Partners

Testimonials

Richard Capper is outstanding and a strong player in the Liverpool market

Alasdair Mackinnon is exceptional and is leading the firm’s growing Manchester presence

The team is highly skilled

The lawyers within the team are very experienced and deliver excellent attention to detail

Key clients

RBS Group (including Nat West and Ulster Bank Ireland)

Lloyds Banking Group

Bibby Financial Services

Betfred Goup

Regency Entertainment Leisure & Tourism

Hyde Park Finance

Stobart Group

Bank of Ireland

Lendinvest

Arbuthnot Latham & Co

Coutts & Co

Oblix Capital Ltd

Ingenious Real Estate Finance

Banks & Clients

Northgate

Wilmington Trust Corporation

Commercial property: Liverpool Tier 2

Hill Dickinson LLP stands out for its retail, logistics, transport and healthcare expertise. The team is active on property development work and is also noted for its experience in acting for local authority clients. Real estate finance is also a key area of expertise. Martyn McDonald leads the retail property team, recently promoted partner Amanda Hurst leads the national healthcare property team, legal director David Swaffield is 'very experienced' and Liverpool team head Alex McCann is 'very able'. Jim Purves in Manchester is national head of property and construction.

Testimonials

The team offers a coordinated approach.

Alex McCann is very thorough and user friendly; he gets things done.

Key clients

Co-operative Group

Iceland Foods

Peel Group

Liverpool City Council

Kuehne + Nagel

National Express Group

First Group

Morbaine

Mason Partners

Maghull Developments

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen Universities Hospital Trust

Health Education England

North West Ambulance NHS Trust

Debt recovery Tier 2

Hill Dickinson LLP carries out routine debt recovery work, while also fielding litigation specialists to deal with complex and contested recoveries. Areas of expertise include enforcement of judgments and costs orders, Norwich Pharmacal Applications, vehicle finance disputes and restitution claims for NHS clients. Client sectors include agriculture, leisure, retail, estate agency, engineering and construction companies, professional education institutes and high-net-worth individuals. Legal director Sharon Williamson leads the Manchester-based team.

Key clients

Bibby Financial Services

Thomas Hardie Commercials Limited

Agilent Technologies LDA UK Limited

Wirral Teaching Hospitals

Borgun HF

MJ Quinn Integrated Services Limited

Anexys Limited

Irwell Street Metal Company Limited

Broder Metals Group Limited

Urban Bubble

Education Tier 2

Hill Dickinson LLP's 'first-rate' team is regularly instructed by schools in both the maintained and non-maintained (independent and academy) sectors, and it has a growing higher education practice which is led by Iain Campbell . The team handles a range of employment mandates in the education sector and is also instructed on academy conversions and re-brokerages.  Luke Green is the firm's national head of schools.

Testimonials

‘They team is always on hand to answer questions, provide advice and negotiate with the utmost professionalism, and it does so in a timely manner.’

‘Luke Green and Charlotte Hart provide an exceptional service.’

Key clients

University of Chester Academies Trust (UCAT)

Star Academies

The Pennine Trust

Endeavour Learning Trust

The Bay Learning Trust

The Heath Family (North West)

Wade Deacon Trust

Feversham Education Trust

University of Liverpool

College of North West London

Family Tier 2

The team at Hill Dickinson LLP have a 'friendly, efficient and razor sharp approach' to advising clients, which include high-profile individuals, sports personalities and key individuals at national companies. Joanne Raisbeck heads the team after being promoted to legal director in 2016 and specialises in high-net financial matters and pre/post-nuptial agreements.

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Testimonials

‘Friendly, efficient and razor sharp approach.’

‘Though a global firm can seem intimidating they themselves are not. I found everyone I came into contact with approachable, professional and clearly understood the situation and my needs. They are friendly and helpful and would highly recommend their services to others.’

‘Hill Dickinson deal with high value complex cases with professionalism and the highest quality of service. Whilst the team is small it is envied.’

‘Sarah McCarthy is bright and hardworking. She gives clients realistic and constructive advice. She gives 110% and is personable, approachable and clients love her.’

‘Joanne Raisbeck is a very good lawyer and her thoroughness and tenacity knows in my view no equal locally.’

‘Joanne Raisbeck is, in my opinion, the pre-eminent family lawyer in Liverpool. Her work ethic, commerciality and desire to do the very best for her client is second to none.’

‘Sarah McCarthy is excellent, very knowledgable and understanding. Clearly explained the divorce process. Very efficient, always returned phone calls and emails.’

‘The team is headed by Joanne Raisbeck, whose experience and knowledge in the field is second to none.’

Health and safety Tier 2

Investigations and interviews lie at the heart of Hill Dickinson LLP's health and safety practice, which is led by Philip Moy. He is adept at dealing with serious criminal and regulatory matters, working alongside senior associate Stephen Barnfield, whose workload includes defending substantial prosecutions.

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IT and telecoms Tier 2

Hill Dickinson LLP specialises in the telecoms sector, advising both private and public sector clients on regulatory compliance, smart grids and telecoms networks. Mark Fitzgibbon, a public procurement expert, is head of commercial, TMT and IP, while Tracey Sheehan is head of telecoms. Since joining the firm in late 2017, Sheehan has sought to broaden the firm's telecoms offering by strengthening the team’s international project capability and convergence with the wider firm's core industry groups, which include corporate, marine and construction.

Key clients

West Sussex County Council

Liquid Telecom

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Node Technologies Limited

Bridge Fibre Limited

Cambridge Broadband Networks Limited

London Borough of Bexley

Telcom

Pensions Tier 2

Hill Dickinson LLP's broad pension practice led by Barry Gibb is skilled at advising on scheme mergers, design and restructuring, as well as funding solutions encompassing guarantees, security and escrow arrangements. The team also advises on closing schemes to future accrual and has expertise in the drafting and interpretation of pension-related documentation. Paula Warnock is also a key team member.

Key clients

Trustees of the MWH UK Limited Pension and Life Assurance Plan

Swissport GB Limited

The North of England Zoological Society

Trustees of the William Jackson Pension Plan

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Ltd

Trustees of the A&P Group Pension Scheme

The Trustees of the Instem LSS Pension Scheme

Trustees of the PJKI Pension Scheme

Vynova Runcorn Limited

The Trustees of the Eden Friendly Society

Trustees of the Iggesund Pension Scheme

Trustees of the Goricon Metallurgical Services Limited Retirement Benefits Scheme

Tote (Successor Company) Limited (Betfred)

Trustees of HJ Enthoven Limited Pension Scheme

Trustees of the Milford Haven Port Authority RBS

Stobart Group

Trustees of Thomas Cook UK DC Pension Scheme

Banking litigation Tier 3

Hill Dickinson LLP 's Manchester practice represents a growing roster of banks, financial services providers and asset-based lending clients, and in recent months the team has seen an increase in fraud-related instructions. Asset-based lending specialist Sharon Williamson, who was made up to the partnership in 2018, now heads up the practice, while John Quicler was promoted to senior associate.

Key clients

Lloyds Bank Plc

Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance Limited

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC

Metro Bank PLC

Bank of Ireland (UK) Limited

KBC Bank Ireland Limited

Royal Bank of Scotland Invoice Finance

Bibby Factors Limited

Bibby Factors Manchester Limited

Bibby Factors North West Limited

Bibby Factors Leicester Limited

Bibby Invoice Discounting Limited

Bibby Factors Slough Limited

Bibby Factors Sussex Limited

Bibby Factors Scotland Limited

Charities and not-for-profit Tier 3

Hill Dickinson LLP acts for a diverse range of large, medium and small charitable not-for-profit organisations as well as social enterprises across sectors including health and education, offering advice on a range of matters covering corporate, property and governance, among others. Mark Fitzgibbon enjoys a good reputation in the local market, while Jeff Middleton advises charities on employment-related matters. Paul Baker advises clients on tax-efficient philanthrophy while schools head Luke Green works with academy clients.

Key clients

Big Life Group

Greenwich Leisure Limited

The People’s Trust (Greece)

Delta Philanthropies

Parkwood Holdings Limited

Manchester Literature Festival

Amnesty (UK) Group

Nacro

ARICD

New Brighton Cricket & Bowls Club

Commercial property: Manchester Tier 3

Hill Dickinson LLP is active across a range of real estate mandates; it handles property investment and development work as well as real estate finance. The team is active in the logistics and retail sectors, and is often instructed by friendly societies and local authority clients. National head of property and construction Jim Purves is experienced in property mandates across the logistics, industrial and retail sectors.

Leading individuals

Testimonials

‘The team has excellent availability and legal acumen on both property and financial law.’

‘Jonathan Dover and associate Katie Somerville stand out for their in-depth knowledge and for their ability to explain complex legal points in a succinct and coherent manner.’

‘Michael Blakely has in-depth experience.’

‘The team has very good communication between different areas within the firm and it is efficient and pleasant to deal with at all times.’

Key clients

DHL

Lloyds Banking Group

Lookers Motor Group

Wrather Group

UPS

Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

Genus

Williams Lea Tag

Euro Garages

M20 Property Group

Gordon Moon Properties

Construction Tier 3

Hill Dickinson LLP's construction and engineering team is active across contentious and non-contentious mandates. The team is engaged on domestic and international projects across the infrastructure, energy, transport, industrial, oil, gas and retail sectors. In Liverpool, team head Alan Pugh handles contentious and non-contentious work, as does the 'brilliantDavid Oram and David Chinn. Also in Liverpool, senior associate Phil Gazzola handles domestic and international disputes. Tricia Morrison focuses on high-value adjudications for specialist contractors. In Manchester, recently promoted senior associate David Banks is noted for development finance work.

Key clients

National Express

Iliad Group

Edmundson Electrical

Chester Zoo

Peel Holdings / Peel Land and Property

Lloyds Bank

Construction Partnership UK

Liverpool City Council

Stobart Group

Lancashire County Cricket Club

DHL

FCC Construction

Corporate and commercial: Manchester Tier 3

Hill Dickinson LLP focuses on equity capital markets, M&A, cross-border transactions, asset acquisitions and disposals, corporate joint ventures and investments. The firm has also been acting on an increasing number of private equity transactions. The 'very enthusiastic and hard working' Ian Gillis heads the corporate practice, with Mark Fitzgibbon heading the commercial and IP team.  Ian Riggs advises accountants and OMBs.

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Key clients

Stobart Group

Styles & Wood

Sykes Cottages

Trilanco

BGF Investment

Barber of Sheffield

Seneca Partners

Royal Sanders

Cenkos Securities

Parkwood Holdings

Insolvency and corporate recovery Tier 3

Led by Paul Spence, the team at Hill Dickinson LLP is active across contentious and non-contentious insolvency instructions; it handles a range of corporate recovery and restructuring work as well as high value, complex litigation. Asset based lender-related insolvencies, pensions-related matters and high value property-related insolvency matters are key areas of expertise, as are personal insolvency mandates and shipping and commodities work. Gavin Jones is also a key figure in the Manchester-based team.

Testimonials

The team provides an excellent service

Paul Spence is a well-known and highly regarded name in the market

 

Key clients

KPMG

RSM Restructuring Advisory

Duff & Phelps

FRP

Grant Thornton

Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance

Investec Bank

Bank of Ireland

Mazars

Royal Bank of Scotland/RBS Invoice Finance

Bibby Finance

Local government Tier 3

Hill Dickinson LLP stands out for its experience across a range of public procurement, regeneration, dispute resolution and telecoms mandates. The team also offers construction, restructuring, health, restructuring, banking and planning expertise. Mark Fitzgibbon, who leads the commercial, TMT and IP team and Tracey Sheehan, who is head of telecoms, jointly lead the team.

Testimonials

‘The level of strategic thinking and understanding of the national health agenda and ‘politics’ is key.’

 

Key clients

Liverpool City Council

Rochdale Borough Council

Pendle Borough Council

Sefton Borough Council

Wyre Council

Oldham Borough Council

St. Helens Borough Council

 

Planning and environment Tier 3

Hill Dickinson LLP's planning team is regularly engaged on significant housing and housing-led mixed-use schemes, and also has experience in commercial development, retail, energy and infrastructure projects. The team is also able to advise on environmental issues relating to development projects. Planning head Grant Anderson's expertise spans the housing, development, retail, energy and infrastructure sectors.

Leading individuals

Testimonials

Grant Anderson ruthlessly supports his client’s position

Grant Anderson is excellent; his instructions in even the most complex situations are clear and his analysis is usually spot on

 

Key clients

J C B Group of Companies

European Metal Recycling

Muller Property Group

National Express Group

UK Oil and Gas

DHL

Seabridge Developments

The Co-operative Group

FI Real Estate

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Iliad Group

Eliot Group

Lookers

Lancashire Cricket Club

Liverpool City Council

Peel Group

Morbaine

Forth Homes

Hartley Property Trust

Euro Garages

Conwy Property Developments

MLN (Land and Properties)

Melford Construction

Iceland

Lloyds Bank

HSBC Bank

The Conygar Investment Company

South Lakeland District Council

Sport Tier 3

Hill Dickinson LLP's sports practice handles commercial contracts, disputes, disciplinary and regulatory matters and reputation and brand management. Clients include clubs, promoters, athletes, sports governing bodies, events and sponsors. Geraldine Ryan, London-based consultant Louise Millington-Roberts and Sue Russell head the team. Ryan has a focus on breach of contract claims while Russell focuses on providing constitutional and commercial advice to sporting organisations.

Key clients

Triple S Sports & Entertainment Group  Limited

GB Taekwondo

Lancashire County Cricket Club Limited

The Dallaglio Foundation

Blackpool Rovers Football Club

Intellectual property Tier 4

Hill Dickinson LLP represents clients in relation to brand protection and exploitation, drafting and negotiating sponsorship deals, personal endorsement deals, licences and IPR assignments. Other areas of expertise include acquisition and maintenance services, and contentious matters such as prosecution, enforcement and defence of infringement claims. London-based Mark Weston co-heads the team alongside Manchester-based Mark Fitzgibbon.

Key clients

Rayware Group

Coffee Republic

NHS

Celestyal Cruises

Summerill & Bishop Limited

Reclaim Limited

Tony Enfield

Northstone NI Limited

Baseline Health

OBG Pharmaceuticals Limited

Princes Ltd

Public Desire Ltd

Heritage Apparel Ltd

Cataclean Global Ltd

Signature Living Group

Blackburn Rovers FC

The firm: Hill Dickinson LLP is an international commercial law firm with more than 1,150 people, including 190 partners and legal directors, with offices in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong.

Types of work undertaken: As a full-service law firm, Hill Dickinson offers the full range of commercial legal services, from employment and property and construction to corporate, commercial and dispute resolution.

The firm has notable strength, experience and presence in a number of market sectors, including marine, transportation and logistics, retail, insurance, health, international trade, education, and banking and financial services.

Hill Dickinson has one of the largest maritime practices of any firm in this field, working with national and international organisations active in sea, road, rail and air transportation to offer unparalleled trade and logistics expertise, accrued through 200 years of continuous legal practice. The firm also has a specialist yachts team, acting for key parties in the yacht insurance market and advising owners, managers, brokers, designers and builders in relation to sale and purchase issues, build contracts and financing for some of the world’s biggest yachts.

The firm has a significant and growing presence in the health sector and understands the key issues and motivators facing trusts and other healthcare bodies today. With specialists in all areas of health-related law, the firm offers the complete and diverse range of legal services to health organisations and professionals.

Hill Dickinson is one of the largest insurance practices in the UK, delivering high-quality and cost-effective claims, litigation and reinsurance services across the full spectrum of insurance disciplines, including substantial experience of both conventional and non-conventional self-insured insurance programmes.

Clients: the firm’s clients include multinational companies, major corporations, UK plcs, insurance companies, UK and foreign banks and financial institutions, public sector organisations, private individuals and professional bodies.

International: the firm’s international offices include: Piraeus; Singapore; Monaco and Hong Kong.

For further information about the firm, please visit hilldickinson.com or follow the firm on twitter: www.twitter.com/hilldickinson.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chairman David Wareing
Chief executive Peter Jackson
Business services David Chinn
Health Andrew Craggs
Insurance Ruth Lawrence
Marine, trade and energy Mara Pittordis
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Number of UK partners and legal directors : 190
Total number of staff : 1,050