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Hill Dickinson LLP

  • 10 vacancies
  • 25 trainees
  • 175 partners
  • 850 staff

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More info

There are two ways to apply for a training contract at Hill Dickinson: 

  • Insight scheme in conjunction with a training contract 
  • Training contract assessment day

Whichever route you choose to follow, the recruitment process is the same.

Our future trainees should be excellent communicators, who can manage projects and analyse information to provide advice and deliver innovative solutions for our clients. We are looking for commercially minded people with the ability to build trusting relationships.

Academically you’ll need at least a 2.1 and ABB or equivalent, however we do consider any relevant extenuating circumstances for those who may not have met this requirement. If you can demonstrate all of this, alongside a dedication to working with us, we’d like to hear from you. Applications open on 1 November 2019 and close on 31 January 2020 for insight schemes, or 30 June 2020 for training contract assessment days.

Applications open on 1 November 2019 and close on 31 January 2020 for insight schemes, or 30 June 2020 for training contract assessment days.

For further detail on the process and to apply online please visit our website

Applications to

Jennifer Hulse

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

  • Assessment centre
  • Panel interview
  • Partner interview
  • Presentation
  • Psychometric testing
  • Written exercise

At Hill Dickinson they understand that their clients, their people and the communities in which they are based are at the heart of everything they do.

They are an internationally recognised law firm that delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum across the UK, Europe and Asia. With more than 850 people, including 175 partners and legal directors, trainees gain direct exposure to client matters from the start, working alongside experienced lawyers and partners as an integral part of the team. 

To find out what it is like to work at Hill Dickinson, read the firm's Meet the Lawyer profile

Hill Dickinson offer insight schemes in their Liverpool, London, Manchester and Leeds offices that are designed with you in mind to give you the opportunity to see what life is really like at Hill Dickinson.

Over the course of the two-day scheme, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in Hill Dickinson’s culture, and experience first-hand the welcoming and approachable working environment.

There are up to 60 places available in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and London.

  • Award winning mentor – Winner of Best Training Principal 2019 (LawCareers.Net Training and Recruitment Awards), training principal, Richard Capper, is responsible for your overall training and ensuring that you have a valuable experience with Hill Dickinson.
  • Specialist approach – Hill Dickinson’s training contracts offer tailored, focused routes allowing you to train in the area of law you want to progress in so you can become a specialised lawyer from the outset.
  • Recruit to retain – The small intake ensures that each trainee has the teams full attention and means they have the resources to give you as much support as you need when beginning your career.
  • Stimulating work – You will be given immediate responsibilities and challenging tasks as you become a valued member of the team. Hill Dickinson involve and positively acknowledge trainees working together with more senior colleagues in large corporate deals and cases.
  • Giving back – whether volunteering at a charity you wish to support personally, working with our community partner charities or getting involved with some of our firm-wide envornmental, diversity and inclusion initiatives, we’ve got something for you.
  • Wellbeing – We have a dedicated programme offering a variety of activities and benefits to support you. We want our people to have a good work life balance, encouraging an agile and flexible approach to working.

LPC and maintenance grant.

  • Commercial & IP
  • Commercial litigation
  • Construction
  • Corporate
  • Employment
  • Pensions
  • Private client
  • Property
  • Health: governance
  • regulatory & public law
  • Health advisory
  • Health commercial
  • Health litigation
  • Health property
  • Marine & business services
  • Corporate & commercial
  • Commodities
  • Employment
  • property
  • Regulatory
  • Shipping
  • Yachts
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • General Commercial
  • Niche

Practice Areas

Extra info

No. 1 St Paul's Square, Liverpool, L3 9SJ
Phone: 0151 600 8000
Work placement: Yes
Number of work placements: 60
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £26,000 (North) £37,000 (London)
Sponsorship: LPC
Turnover: £110,000,000 (2012)
Profit per partner: £312,000 (2012)
Starting salary: £26,000
Training contract applications: 939 (2018)
Retention rate: 77% (2019)
Partner diversity:
  • 80.0% male (2019)
  • 20.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 37.0% male (2019)
  • 63.0% female
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