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Redundancy watch: Hill Dickinson starts consultation regarding 30 insurance jobs

The insurance legal market continues to be hard pressed with Hill Dickinson confirming it is set to start a 30-day consultation tomorrow (14 May) which places around 30 jobs at risk.

The affected jobs are all in the firm’s insurance team and spread across its offices in London, Liverpool and Manchester. The firm put the move down to ‘a period of considerable market change’ and was part of an ‘operational restructure’.

In a statement the firm said: ‘We have a strong reputation for insurance and will continue to innovate to meet client and market requirements. We appreciate this is difficult time for our colleagues and are providing support and assistance to those affected.’

Last year Hill Dickinson carried out a review of its counter fraud group that resulted in the loss of 40 jobs consisting of 25 fee earners and 15 secretaries. At the time the firm said the restructure was needed ‘to ensure we remain aligned to our client’s evolving requirements.’ 

The firm also ran a review of its business in 2013, which looked at the range of services it was providing and its geographical reach, in an effort to maintain ‘appropriate’ profit levels.