Tue 16 November 2021
Leading international law firm Hill Dickinson has promoted a record number of associate lawyers to senior associate positions in its latest promotions round.
The move reflects a period of intense work and commitment throughout the pandemic and the success of the firm’s people-first strategy, combining lateral recruitment at the most senior levels with clear and achievable promotion paths for everyone from within.
A total of 28 lawyers across all three of the firm’s core business groups become senior associates with effect from 1 November 2021 – more than in any other year since the current system of announcing promotions each November began.
In addition, Sean Lightfoot, of the firm’s Manchester Corporate team, has been promoted to legal director.
The promotions are spread across each of the firm’s three core business groups and in eight of its nine UK and international offices.
Congratulating them on their achievement, Hill Dickinson chief executive Peter Jackson said:
‘I am delighted to see so many of our people successfully advancing their legal careers with Hill Dickinson. It feels particularly rewarding to make this number of promotions to senior associate in a single round, reflecting our ongoing commitment to growing our people. This is a very proud moment not only for them but for us as a firm’.
‘Of this year’s senior associate promotions, 17 are women – over 60%. Our challenge now is to maintain the ratio of women progressing upward through the ranks so that, in time, we also achieve greater balance at our most senior levels. As a law firm, we are putting huge effort into achieving that vision and our flexible and agile working policies play a big part in that’.
Summary of promotions split by business group and location
Business Services Group - 13 promotions to senior associate, 1 promotion to legal director
Mark Cranshaw Employment Commercial
Elizabeth Finnie Corporate
Krystyn Hall Real Estate
Lizzie Jones Corporate
Harriet Adgie Corporate
Tassneem Attia Real Estate
Rosie Edwards Real Estate
James Redshaw Corporate
Laura Scott Commercial Litigation
Sean Lightfoot Corporate (Legal Director)
Janine Cheema Real Estate Lit
Matthew Cookson Construction
Georgia Doyle Real Estate
Natalia Fryda Corporate Commercial
Marine Group – 5 promotions to senior associate
Amy Cardale Yachts
Harris Kouppas Shipping
Iris Vamvaka Shipping
Clement Lai Shipping
Kun Ho Park Shipping
Health Group - 10 promotions to senior associate
Kerry Barlow Health Litigation
Victoria Haughey Health Costs
Rachel Kelly-Brandreth Health Advisory
Ajith Prasad Health Litigation
Martin Rothwell Health Costs
Leah Selkirk Health Advisory
Christiana Demetriou Health Commercial
Emma Pollard Health Advisory
Iwan Thomas Health Litigation
David Baines Health Commercial