Hill Dickinson announces 2020 promotions with 17 new partners and legal directors

22nd June 2020, 9:01 am

Commercial law firm Hill Dickinson has announced its 2020 senior promotions, with a total of 17 lawyers being promoted to partner and legal director.

Of the seventeen, five have been made up to partner and twelve to legal director.

The promotions are firm-wide and this year include lawyers based in offices in Liverpool, Manchester, London, Leeds, Piraeus and Hong Kong, with specialist expertise ranged across practice areas including healthcare, employment, property, cargo, commodities, regulatory, commercial litigation and shipping.

There are two partner promotions in the firm’s London office and one each in Liverpool, Leeds and Hong Kong.

There are four promotions to legal director in each in the firm’s London and Manchester offices and two each in its Liverpool and Piraeus (Greece) offices.

Those promoted are:


Legal Directors

Andrew Little, Legal Director, Commercial Litigation

Ed Locke, Legal Director, Cargo and Logistics

Rebecca Sharrock, Legal Director, Healthcare

Alistair Wallworth, Legal Director, Property




Alexander Bramwell, Partner, Shipping

Diana Syziu, Partner, Corporate Commercial

Legal Directors

Sarah Barnes, Legal Director, PI and Regulatory

John McNeilly, Legal Director, Commodities

Toby Miller, Legal Director, Commodities

Jean-Francois Van Hollebeke, Legal Director, Commodities




Nina Ferris, Partner, Commercial Litigation

Legal Directors

Emma Ahmed, Legal Director, Employment Commercial

Rizvan Rasul, Legal Director, Health team (Costs)




Esther Venning, Partner, Healthcare


Piraeus, Greece

Legal Directors

Aris Moschopoulous, Legal Director, Shipping

Anthony Paizes, Legal Director, Shipping


Hong Kong


Antony Cowie, Partner, Corporate and Shipping Transactional


Hill Dickinson chief executive Peter Jackson said the promotions were recognition of the effort and hard work put in over the previous 12 months by those who have been newly promoted, and that the current economic situation did not change that. He said: ‘I am delighted to announce our promotions to partner and legal director for 2020. We are a law firm that places huge emphasis on developing our people to be the best they can be, and it is only right that these 17 lawyers, all of whom have shown exemplary progress in their legal careers with Hill Dickinson to date, should see their efforts recognised.’

He added: ‘We grow our people so that the individual client relationships they build directly reflect the values we uphold as a firm. Their future is our future and, on behalf of our board, I extend my warmest congratulations to them all.’

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