Ian Riggs > Hill Dickinson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
M2 2AS

Work Department



Partner in the corporate team who specialises in corporate M&A work and corporate reorganisations, acting for multinational companies, owner-managed businesses and financial institutions. Also acts for management teams on private equity transactions and advises on partnership and LLP matters. Clients include Trilanco Limited, Special Piping Materials, Elcometer Limited, Greenwood & Coope Limited, Knight Knox International Limited, GP Strategies, Idox PLC, and Little Greene Paint Company. Recent deals include acting on the sale of VIP Electronic Cigarettes to ECIG Ltd, on the take private of Pochins Plc, on the investment by PHD Equity Partners and Enterprise Ventures in Modern Rugs Limited, on sale of AST Ambulance Services Limited to SRCL Group and on merger of the Oddfellows Friendly Society and the Druids Sheffield Friendly Society.


Trained Slater Heelis, qualified 1997, assistant solicitor 1997-98; assistant solicitor Cobbetts LLP 1998-2004, partner 2004-2012; partner Hill Dickinson LLP 2012 to date.


Law Society.


Bury Grammar School; Downing College, Cambridge University (1994 BA (Hons)); Nottingham Law School (1995 LPC).


Running, cycling, golf, walking.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Manchester

At Hill Dickinson LLP, corporate mandates are overseen by Ian Gillis who takes the lead on many of the stellar M&A and private equity deals for which the firm is known. Other practitioners with notable expertise in these areas include Ian Riggs, who is most commonly instructed by family businesses and entrepreneurs; transactions expert David Mkhitarian; and Sean Lightfoot, who was promoted to legal director in November 2021. For commercial work, the group fields seasoned practitioner Mark Fitzgibbon who is widely recognised for his public procurement work.