Paul Walsh > Hill Dickinson LLP > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
L3 9SJ

Work Department

Commercial Litigation


Paul is a partner in the award winning commercial litigation team with wide ranging commercial dispute resolution experience – acting for corporate clients in relation to complex litigation both in the UK and internationally.

Working with clients to proactively manage legal risk, Paul helps them tackle disputes effectively, whether through traditional means such as litigation or arbitration, or alternative methods including mediation and expert determination. He has particular experience advising clients in respect of claims for breach of contract and arising on termination of contracts, IT, outsourcing, technology and telecoms disputes, professional negligence claims, warranty claims, shareholder disputes, competition law claims and sports disciplinary matters.


Trainee Solicitor, DLA Piper, 2003-2005
Associate, DLA Piper, 2005-2009
Senior Associate, DLA Piper 2009-2015
Senior Legal Consultant, (DLA Piper Middle East, 2012)
Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP, 2015 – present


Law Society


Sacred Heart High School;
University of Manchester; College of Law, Chester;
1999-2002: Law LLB: First Class Hons; 2000-2003: LPC (Distinction);

Lawyer Rankings

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Sport

Hill Dickinson LLP focuses on commercial sports contract work including joint venture and partnering agreements, litigation and dispute resolution for clubs, governing bodies and athletes. Paul Walsh heads the team, specialising in commercial litigation including complex breach of contract claims, privacy breaches and selection disputes between players and clubs. Associate Jon Scally is a key team member, advising across sports related litigation matters.

North West > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: Liverpool

(Leading individuals)

Paul WalshHill Dickinson LLP

Under the leadership of the ‘firm and confidentFiona Parry, the team at Hill Dickinson LLP takes on the full gamut of high-value, complex commercial disputes for a varied roster of clients. Alongside shareholder, partnership, and post-M&A disputes, the group also regularly acts in environmental and breach of confidence claims, fraud cases, and freezing injunctions. Multi-jurisdictional work is frequently carried out by the firm. Nina Ferris, who counts third party funding as one of her niche areas of expertise, ‘can be relied on to undertake the largest cases‘. Paul Walsh is also recommended, as is recently arrived senior associate and former barrister Karen Hope, who joined from Hillyer McKeown in January 2022.

North West > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Hill Dickinson LLP‘s technology practice is led from the London office by Mark Weston. In the North West the key names key names are Manchester-based commercial, TMT and IP head Mark Fitzgibbon and Liverpool-based commercial litigator Paul Walsh who advises corporate clients on IT, outsourcing, technology and telecoms disputes.