LAW firm Hill Dickinson has announced a number of structural changes to its practice groups and board.
In a move to streamline the firm’s services, the number of practice groups will be amalgamated from seven into four groups.
The current insurance and professional risks practice groups have merged to form one insurance unit. At the same time, the current employment and pensions, property and construction and company commercial practice groups have been amalgamated to form one business services unit.
The health and marine business groups will remain unaffected by the changes.
Managing partner, Peter Jackson said: “As part of our ongoing process to review the firm’s strategy, we undertook an extensive internal consultation programme to ensure we continue to offer the most effective service to our clients.
The firm has undergone considerable changes in recent years including two acquisitions, a series of key lateral appointments and significant organic growth.
Coupled with ever-changing market conditions, we believe it is right to present a more streamlined structure which will be far more meaningful to the marketplace, grouping key services in logical business groups.”
In a further change to its operation, Hill Dickinson is to dissolve the management board and will form a single unitary LLP board which will be chaired by new senior partner, David Wareing. Previously, the firm had both a management board and an LLP board.