Hill Dickinson to create chambers with Halliwells barrister

North West firm Hill Dickinson has become the latest firm to launch an in-house chambers, following in the footsteps of litigation giants Eversheds and Herbert Smith.

North West firm Hill Dickinson has become the latest firm to launch an in-house chambers, following in the footsteps of litigation giants Evershedsand Herbert Smith.

Barrister Sarah Venn from Halliwells has been hired to head the team. Venn did her pupillage at Erskine Chambers and Pump Court Tax Chambers before being called to the bar and worked as a Law Commission official prior to joining Halliwells.

Jason Spencer, head of Hill Dickinson’s insurance practice group, said: “Our aim is to provide our clients with a more bespoke and dedicated legal service and I see this as a particularly important part of our growth strategy – particularly given the anticipated time pressures which are likely to arise from the imminent Ministry of Justice (MoJ) proposals.”

Due for publication by the end of March, the MoJ proposals to reform the personal injury claims process aim to cut costs by speeding up the system.