​November Promotions Round Sees 29 Lawyers Achieve Next Level Career Advancement At Hill Dickinson

Date posted:
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’.

He added:

‘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 Group5 promotions to senior associate


Amy Cardale Yachts


Harris Kouppas Shipping

Iris Vamvaka Shipping

Hong Kong

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