Peter Jackson elected to serve another term as CEO of Hill Dickinson

Mr Jackson, who joined the Liverpool law firm in 1983, was voted in as its first chief executive in 2016, having been managing partner since 2005

Peter Jackson
Peter Jackson, chief executive of law firm Hill Dickinson


Liverpool law firm Hill Dickinson has announced that Peter Jackson has been re-elected as the chief executive for a further four-year term

This will run in direct continuation from the previous term, starting November 1, 2020. Mr Jackson was voted as Hill Dickinson’s first chief executive in 2016, having been managing partner since 2005.

Born and raised in Liverpool, he 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 chief executive, the firm has enjoyed a period of significant growth both within the UK and internationally, almost doubling its turnover since 2005. 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, Mr 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 has extended its international presence, establishing operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Athens and Monaco.

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