Hill Dickinson Hill Dickinson

  • International Law Firms
  • Manchester, Liverpool, London

Training Contract

  • Places: Up to 10

Vacation Scheme

  • Places: 44

Firm stats

  • Total employees: Approx 840




At Hill Dickinson we understand that our clients, our people and the communities in which we are based are at the heart of everything we do. We are in internationally recognised law firm that delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum across the UK, Europe and Asia. With more than 850 people, including 175 partners and legal directors, our trainees gain direct exposure to client matters from the start, working alongside experienced lawyers and partners as an integral part of the team. 

As a full-service law firm, we offer the full range of commercial legal services, from employment, property and construction, to corporate, commercial and dispute resolution. We have notable strength, experience and presence in a number of market sectors, including marine, transportation and logistics, retail, public and private health (including life sciences), international trade, education, banking and financial services. We arrange all sectors under three broad business groups: marine, health and business services. Our client base includes multinational companies, major corporations and public sector organisations, as well as private individuals.

Training Contract

Award-winning mentor – Winner of Best Training Principal 2019 (LawCareers.Net Training and Recruitment Awards), our training principal, Richard Capper, is responsible for your overall training and ensuring that you have a valuable experience with us. 

Specialist approach – Our training contracts offer tailored, focused routes allowing you to train in the area of law you want to progress in so you can become a specialized lawyer from the outset. 

Recruit to retain – Our small intake ensures that each trainee has our full attention and means we have the resources to give you as much support as you need when beginning your career. 

Stimulating work – You will be given immediate responsibilities and challenging tasks as you become a valued member of our team. We involved and positively acknowledge trainees working together with more senior colleagues in large corporate deals and cases. 

Giving back – Whether volunteering at a charity you wish to support personally, working with our community partner charities or getting involved with some of our firm-wide environmental, diversity and inclusion initiatives, we’ve got something for you. 

Wellbeing – We have a dedicated programme offering a variety of activities and benefits to support you. We want our people to have a good work life balance, encouraging an agile and flexible approach to working.

Vacation Scheme

We have up to 60 insight scheme places available across our Liverpool, London, Manchester and Leeds offices. 

Apply online via our online application form on our website – Applications open 1 November 2019 and close 31 January 2020 for summer 2020 insight schemes in conjunction with training contracts commencing 2022.

Salary & Benefits

1st year – £26,000 2nd year – £28,000


1st year – £37,000 2nd year – £39,000


If you have a passion for law, together with the motivation and desire to learn and succeed then we might be the right firm for you! Academically you’ll need at least a 2.1 and ABB or equivalent. We need our trainees to know what is expected of us as a notable law firm and have the insight and awareness to understand the demands of our clients. If you can demonstrate these qualities, alongside a dedication to working with us, we’d like to hear from you.


Apply online via our website at Applications open on 1 November 2019 and close on 31 January 2020 for insight schemes or 30 June 2020 for training contracts.

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