Hill Dickinson Hill Dickinson

  • International Law Firms
  • Liverpool, Manchester, London

Training Contract

  • Places: 14

Vacation Scheme

  • Places: 44

Firm stats

  • Total employees: 1000




We’re an award-winning, international law firm with big clients, great people and fantastic opportunities. With around 1,000 people, including 190 partners and legal directors, we have offices in Liverpool, London and Manchester in the UK, alongside international bases in Singapore, Piraeus, Monaco and Hong Kong.

We’re a full-service commercial law firm, so we cover all areas of law and work across a number of sectors, including: insurance, retail, aviation, sports, media, health and marine.

Training Contract

We recruit to retain, so for 2020, we’re taking on 14 trainees which means we’ll have the resources and time to give you as much support as you need.

Immediate responsibilities: because of our small intake, there’s lots of interesting work to go around and you’ll be given challenges from the start.

Choices: you’ll work four seats and be able to select preferences from a variety of different areas of law.

A mentor: your mentor (a Hill Dickinson solicitor) will be on hand from day one and throughout your training contract to offer advice, guidance and support.

Office sharing: you’ll share an office with a partner, who will help you develop your legal knowledge and be there to support you.

A social scene: our trainees work really hard and as you’d expect, it’s not all fun and games. But when they do let their hair down, they get together and do it properly! You’re welcome to get involved in the firm’s staff and family and sustainability programmes, too.

Vacation Scheme

We have up to 44 vacation scheme places available in our northern offices and 10 in London. Apply online by 31 January 2018.

Apply via our online form at  www.hilldickinson.com/careers which opens 1 November 2017- 31 January 2018 for vacation schemes.  


If university isn’t the route for you, our paralegal trailblazer apprenticeship programme is a real alternative to starting your career in law.

From strong roots (Hill Dickinson was founded back in 1810) we’ve grown into a flourishing international full-service law firm with an excellent reputation and high-profile clients. Our legal apprentices will be playing a key role in the future of our firm, and we will support you along the way.  

There are up to 10 places on offer for our two-year training programme, starting in September 2018. Our small intake means that we have the resources to give you all the attention you need, and you’ll be valued, respected and given challenges and responsibilities from the start.

Applications open on 15 January and close on 30 April 2018. There will be an assessment day in July 2018. Apply online.

Salary & Benefits

1st year – £24,000 2nd year – £26,000


1st year – £32,000 2nd year – £34,000 


Academically, you’ll need at least a 2.1 and ABB or equivalent. We want our trainees to show a commitment to learning throughout their careers. We want trainees with the insight and awareness to understand our clients’ demands and what is expected of us as an international law firm, so we want to hear about your business background. You’ll need to have experiences that demonstrate your passion for a career in law and the motivation you’ve got to get there.


AllAboutLaw Awards 2017

Training Contract Score: 82.6%


To Apply please visit the Hill Dickinson LLP Online Application System.