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Hill Dickinson LLP

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

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More info

The 2022 training contract closing date is 31 January 2020.

Applications open on 1 November 2019.

Apply online at following the recruitment link.

How to apply

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Applications to

Ms Emma McAvinchey-Roberts

Method of application

Online Application Form

Method of assessment

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

Hill Dickinson is a leading and award-winning international commercial law firm with more than 840 people, including 175 partners and legal directors. From offices in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia, the firm delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum, acting as a trusted adviser to businesses, organisations and individuals across the globe from a wide range of market sectors, advising on non-contentious advisory and transactional work through to all form of commercial litigation and arbitration.

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

LPC and maintenance grant.

We offer one-week vacation placements at departments in our Liverpool, London and Manchester offices.

There are 24 places available each week on our northern schemes and 10 each week in London.

You will need a 2.1 at degree level and ABB at A level.

We will get you involved in all aspects of your department's work, from attending client meetings and taking witness statements in court, through to providing liability and quantum assessments and drafting.

You will work alongside partners, qualified lawyers and trainee solicitors to give you a good idea of what it's like at each end of the spectrum.

Modest numbers – We recruit to retain: for 2021, we're taking on up to 10 trainees which means we'll have the resources and time to give you as much support as you need.

Immediate responsibilities – Because of our small intake, there's a lot of interesting work to go around and you will be given challenges from the start.

Choices – You will work four seats and will be able to select preferences from many different areas of law.

A mentor – Your mentor (a Hill Dickinson solicitor) will be on hand throughout your time with us to offer advice, guidance and support.

Office sharing – You will share an office with a partner, who will help you develop your legal knowledge and be there to support you.

A social scene – As you'd expect, trainees work really hard but when they do let their hair down, they get together and do it properly! We organise events and competitions throughout the year and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in our corporate responsibility activity, too.

  • Banking
  • commercial
  • intellectual property
  • commercial litigation
  • construction
  • corporate
  • employment
  • health litigation
  • healthcare
  • property
  • commodities
  • corporate commercial
  • employment
  • marine regulatory
  • property
  • shipping
  • yachts
  • health litigation
  • cargo
  • logistics
  • commercial
  • intellectual property
  • commercial litigation
  • corporate
  • corporate banking
  • employment
  • health litigation
  • healthcare
  • pensions
  • insolvency
  • 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: 45
Minimum qualification: 2.1 degree
Start salary: £24,000 (North) £32,000 (London)
Sponsorship: LPC
Turnover: £110,000,000 (2012)
Profit per partner: £312,000 (2012)
Starting salary: £24,000
Training contract applications: 939 (2018)
Retention rate: 86% (2018)
Partner diversity:
  • 82.0% male (2019)
  • 18.0% female
Lawyer diversity:
  • 43.0% male (2019)
  • 57.0% female
Has overseas secondments: Yes
Overseas secondments:
  • Piraeus
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Piraeus
  • Singapore
  • Monaco
  • Hong Kong
  • University of Manchester Legal Advice Centre
  • Social Mobility Foundation
  • Stonewall