Hill Dickinson Hill Dickinson cuts 14 partner roles and 69 staff following consultation By Hannah Gannage-Stewart 30 July 2013 10:25 17 December 2015 11:45 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 30 July 2013 at 11:11 Brave enough to cut partners. It might be painful now, but in the long term Hill Dickinson will become a better firm. Reply Link Anonymous 30 July 2013 at 12:10 Wonder if they’d be kind enough to split the “Partner” cull between equity and salaried? Reply Link Anonymous 30 July 2013 at 12:16 …but the Monaco and Piraeus offices are key to the business, obviously! How much of this stemmed from taking on part of Halliwells? “A sensitive time for all involved” but you aren’t losing your job, David. Why is there no management responsibility in law firms. Reply Link Anonymous 30 July 2013 at 12:23 It’s a brave move if they are cutting the equity partners (that’s a much smaller pool than the “partner” one). Reply Link Anonymous 30 July 2013 at 13:26 What about the Piraeus and Monaco offices? Hubris comes to mind. How much of this stems from taking over part of Halliwells? How long does the Sheffield office have to last? Reply Link Anonymous 30 July 2013 at 13:40 Ok – they can cut under performing partners but the antiquated decision making infrastructure and aloof culture still exists. They are relevant in the marine world. Reducing influence in the (unprofitable) insurance world and unheard of in any other. When I would meet and introduce myself to the business community in Liverpool I was often met with a ‘Hill who’? Reply Link Anonymous 30 July 2013 at 13:57 Yes, brave move but perhaps too little too late. To compete in the modern marine sector they need to be braver with the surgeon’s knife and cut their regional offices or they risk losing their highly poachable top talent in London Reply Link Anonymous 30 July 2013 at 16:04 They are still the best Dickinson, by some margin. Reply Link Anonymous 30 July 2013 at 16:24 Years and years of growing by random acquisitions is perhaps finally catching up with them. Reply Link Anonymous 30 July 2013 at 16:58 I despair at some of the legal sector’s PR: “Accordingly it has been necessary for us to proactively manage the business to ensure the stability of the firm as a whole and to enable us to continue to further invest in the business in the future”. Reply Link William Shakespeare 30 July 2013 at 17:18 I am sorry to hear about this. Hill Dickinson is a great firm with a long and honourable tradition. In 2012 they celebrated their 200 year anniversary with lavish well deserved celebrations and joyous events that put the Olympics in the shade. Now all things that we ordained festival turn from their office to black funeral. Reply Link Anonymous 31 July 2013 at 01:54 Watch the vultures start to circle. This looks like a clear prelude to make HD more attractice to potential merger partners. Reply Link John smith 31 July 2013 at 10:12 The lavish 200 year celebrations in 2010 must seem like a world away now. “All things that we ordained festival turn from their offices to black funeral.” Reply Link Anonymous 31 July 2013 at 12:29 I suspect it’ll take more than this to make Hill Dicks an attractive merger proposition, unless the merger in question is the sort of merger that vultures have with their prey. Reply Link Go jonny 9 August 2013 at 21:07 Didn’t the Halliwells liverpool office go there? They must feel right at home Reply Link Lorraine Pemberton 5 September 2013 at 00:10 Use to work here, not surprised by the cuts. Decisions are being made by low level upstarts who don’t know; else don’t care about the way they conduct themselves.. Leave decision making to those who understand the dynamics involved. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.