Law firm Hill Dickinson wins accolade at first Maritime UK Awards

The St Paul’s Square-based firm was named Employer of the Year at the ceremony in Southampton and won the same accolade at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards in March

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From left, Hill Dickinson’s Colin Lavelle, Sarah Pickerill and Angela Moore with their award


Liverpool law firm Hill Dickinson was named Employer of the Year at the first national Maritime UK Awards – its second this year.

Introduced in 2019, the Maritime UK awards are the first truly national maritime awards in the UK, celebrating a thriving sector worth £37.4bn to the UK economy. Mersey Maritime was also a winner at the Southampton ceremony, being named the winner of the Coastal Powerhouse category.

The win for Hill Dickinson, which has its headquarters in St Paul’s Square in the city centre, follows on from winning the Employer of the Year award at the Mersey Maritime Industry Awards in March.

With history in Liverpool dating back more than 200 years, the firm now employs 850 people, including 185 partners and legal directors, across offices in Manchester, London, and Leeds as well as overeats in Hong Kong, Monaco, Singapore and Piraeus in Greece. Although a full-service firm it has established a reputation for excellence in maritime.

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Hill Dickinson HR director Sarah Pickerill, who collected the Employer of the Year award on behalf of the firm, said: “Hill Dickinson has transformed the working environment for our 850 employees in recent years with the introduction of benefits that have the power to significantly enhance working life.

“We are thrilled that our progress has been recognised in this way by the judges of the Maritime UK awards. We strive to be, and continually work towards being, a first choice employer whose people at all levels are proud to work for us.”

Benefits introduced, include access to mental health advisors, agile flexible working, paid volunteering days and a ‘dress for your day’ code. The firm also recognises the value of equality, diversity and inclusion, partnering with Stonewall, the LGBT rights charity.

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