Jeff Middleton > Hill Dickinson LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
M2 2AS

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Undertakes a wide range of employment issues but is particularly known for his employment tribunal advocacy.Jeff has considerable experience in directors’ fiduciary duties and the Companies Act. For many years, he carried out s.6 civil disqualification proceedings for the Treasury Solicitor’s Department. He has also acted in many shareholder disputes and company deadlock situations. He regularly advises on senior executive’s appointments and terminations.
Jeff’s expertise covers advocacy and all forms of representation of TUPE equality and diversity.


Trained Slater Heelis; partner Slater Heelis 1996-98; partner Cobbetts 1998-2009; partner Hill Dickinson 2009, head of employment 2010 to date.




Member of the Law Society


Manchester University (1986).

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

The multidisciplinary team at Hill Dickinson LLP advises charities on a wide range of relevant matters for charities and third sector clients, including insolvency, property, constitutional, and governance issues. Mark Fitzgibbon is a key contact for third sector clients regarding commercial, IP, and TMT matters, while Jeff Middleton is noted for advising on employment matters for charity clients. Additionally, Fionnuala Kenny often advises private clients regarding private charitable trust formation and administration.

North West > Employment > Employment

(Leading individuals)

Jeff Middleton — Hill Dickinson LLP

Hill Dickinson LLP frequently acts for high-profile clients and public sector organisations in High Court employment-related cases, as well as acting as in-house advocacy in Employment Tribunal proceedings. The team is also experienced in large-scale restructuring, TUPE, sexual harassment claims, and redundancy. Practice leader Jeff Middleton and Kerstie Skeaping are both well regarded Employment Tribunal advocates and David Parry often deals with urgent claims for injunctive relief. Michael Wright and James Upton frequently advise NHS employers and other major players in the healthcare sector. Legal director Caroline Prosser is a key resource regarding high-profile independent investigations. Gareth Roberts departed in July 2021.