Peter Jackson elected as Hill Dickinson’s first Chief Executive Officer

Company Profiles, HR, Legal, Person Profiles — By on November 1, 2016 at 11:45 AM
Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Hill Dickinson has today announced that Peter Jackson has been elected as the firm’s first Chief Executive Officer and will take up his new position immediately. 

Jackson’s appointment by the partners of Hill Dickinson, which was unopposed, is part of an enhancement of Hill Dickinson’s management structure with the aim of improving the agility and efficiency of the business, making it more responsive to clients’ needs. 

The changes also see long time Senior Partner David Wareing take up the role of Chairman.

Peter Jackson was previously the firm’s Managing Partner and under his stewardship the firm has enjoyed a period of significant growth both within the UK and internationally. During his 10 years in office, Jackson guided the firm through the acquisitions of shipping specialists Hill Taylor Dickinson, the commodities practice of Middleton Potts, the Liverpool and Sheffield offices of Halliwells as well as the Sheffield insurance practice of DLA Piper and most recently the commercial and wealth management practice of Matthew Arnold and Baldwin. At the same time the firm has extended its international presence establishing operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Athens and Monaco.

In addition to the creation of the CEO and Chairman roles, Hill Dickinson has announced that it is now seeking to recruit its first COO who will be responsible for all operational aspects of the business and will head up the firm’s overall support functions. It is anticipated that an appointment will be made shortly.

• Hill Dickinson LLP is a leading and award-winning international commercial law firm with more than 1,150 people including 190 partners and legal directors, with offices in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Sheffield, Piraeus, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong.

• The firm delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum, from non-contentious advisory and transactional work to all forms of dispute resolution.

• Hill Dickinson prides itself on fostering the strongest client relationships and adding value through innovation. The firm acts as a trusted adviser to businesses, organisations and individuals within a wide range of specialist market sectors: including transport and logistics and international trade, through to retail, insurance, marine, health, education, manufacturing, public sector and banking and financial services.

Hill Dickinson has been recognised locally, regionally and nationally with awards for excellence in service delivery. Recent awards include:

  • –              Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards 2015, Dispute Resolution Award
  • –              Liverpool Law Society Legal Awards 2015, Commercial Law Award
  • –              Claims Innovation Awards 2014, Legal Services Team 11+ Partners Award
  • –              Investors in Diversity Award 2013, Investors in Diversity accreditation
  • –              The Prince’s Trust Fairbridge Awards 2013, Ultimate Challenge Award

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