Peter Jackson re-elected as Hill Dickinson’s chief executive

Peter Jackson

Hill Dickinson has today (April 24) announced that Peter Jackson has been re-elected as the firm’s chief executive for a further four-year term.

This will run in direct continuation from the previous term, starting November 1, 2020.

Peter Jackson’s reappointment continues the firm’s strategy and commitment towards improving the agility and efficiency of the business, making it more responsive to clients’ needs.

Peter was voted as Hill Dickinson first chief executive in 2016, having been managing partner since 2005.

Born and raised in Liverpool, Peter graduated from Exeter College, Oxford, in 1979, and trained as a solicitor, practising in the marine sector.

He joined Hill Dickinson in 1983.

Under his stewardship as CEO, the firm has enjoyed a period of significant growth both within the UK and internationally, almost doubling its turnover since 2005.

In December last year the firm announced half year figures which showed growth of 9% on the previous year, billing a figure of £43.6m against a budget of £41.4m, an excess of £2.2m.

The number of staff across all offices now stands at 840 people, of which 175 are partners and legal directors.

During his 14 years in office, Peter Jackson has guided the firm through the acquisitions of shipping specialists Hill Taylor Dickinson, the commodities practice of Middleton Potts, the Liverpool and Sheffield offices of Halliwells and, in 2016, the commercial and wealth management practice of Matthew Arnold and Baldwin.

He also devised and led on a strategy to divest the business of IBG, its insurance business group, which was sold to Keoghs in 2017.

At the same time, the firm, which has offices in Liverpool and Manchester, has extended its international presence, establishing operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Athens and Monaco.