Hill Dickinson growth inspires structural shift

Hill Dickinson has scrapped its management board and revamped its business structure.


David Wareing
David Wareing

Following an operational review the firm has merged its seven practice groups into four business units and replaced its separate ­management and LLP boards with a single LLP board chaired by senior partner David Wareing.

“We’ve restructured the firm to make it more ­relevant to the key sectors that we service and to the clients within those sectors, streamlining the way we run the business,” said Wareing. “It’s a direct result of the growth we’ve had as a firm over the past four years.”

Hill Dickinson has increased its turnover by almost 60 per cent over the past five years. Revenue at the firm’s Manchester office reached £24m this year, up from £20m last year and £9m five years ago.

Under the new structure the firm’s insurance and professional risks practice groups have merged to form one insurance unit headed by partner Ruth Lawrence.

The employment and pensions, property and ­construction and company commercial groups have merged to form one ­business services unit led by partner David Chinn.

The health and marine business groups, led by Allan Mowat and Maria Pittordis respectively, will remain untouched by the changes.

Managing partner Peter Jackson will be a formal member of the new LLP board along with finance director Colin Wardale.