Liverpool City Region’s Hill Dickinson reports deals record of £2.6bn
Liverpool law firm Hill Dickinson’s corporate team completed a record £2.6bn worth of deals in 2020 – £1bn more than in 2019.
Based in St Paul’s Square in Liverpool city centre, Hill Dickinson says its team completed 150 deals in 2020 across wide range of markets. This was almost double the number of transactions it completed in the previous year.
This performance ranks Hill Dickinson as the second most active legal adviser in the North West in the Experian 2020 annual league table, published at the of January. And the firm’s corporate and banking team across all UK offices was the 20th best nationally.
The firm employs more than 850 people including 185 partners and legal directors, and also has offices in Manchester, London, Leeds, Piraeus near Athens, Singapore, Monaco and Hong Kong.
Its lawyers successfully overcame logistical difficulties and executed a number of complex transactions during the peak of the UK COVID-19 lockdown. This included a number of M&A transactions, IPOs and one of the largest secondary fundraisings by an AIM company during the lockdown.
It has continued to expand to meet client demand. Recent hires have boosted the corporate and banking team to more than 70 specialist lawyers across the firm’s offices in Liverpool, London, Manchester and Hong Kong. Craig Scott, national head of corporate, said:
“Despite operating in profoundly challenging market conditions, 2020 delivered an extraordinary year for our firm’s national corporate and banking team with a significant increase in our completed deal volumes at a time when transaction volumes in the market overall significantly reduced.”
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