Hill Dickinson appoints Esther Venning as head of Leeds office

Hill Dickinson appoints Esther Venning as head of Leeds office

Commercial law firm Hill Dickinson has confirmed a number of head of office appointments across its UK operations as it builds stronger internal structures to support organic growth.

The appointments include Esther Venning (pictured), partner and head of health commercial and regulatory, as head of the Leeds office. She will be assisted by Sandip Khroud, a corporate partner.

They follow a trial period in Leeds and Manchester and will see Hill Dickinson’s offices in both cities, as well as those in Liverpool and London, operate with a head of office, supported by one or more deputies, to act as a focal point for local issues, communications and engagement.

The firm’s international offices already follow this model.

Explaining why the firm has adopted this structure in the UK, Hill Dickinson chief executive officer Peter Jackson said: “Hill Dickinson is an international law firm that I’m proud to be able to say has a strong and unified culture across all offices and countries that we operate in.”

“As we grow our offering and our workforce, we nevertheless recognise the importance of being responsive to local trading conditions and meeting the varying needs of our people and clients in different locations. The heads of office appointments—and their deputies—have been created to meet that need.”

Referencing the firm’s ‘people-first’ focus, he added: “We have always said that to preserve our culture as an employer of choice we need to bring our people along with us as we grow.”

“Our heads of office are individuals who understand our vision and where we are headed, and what we need to do to get there. They are also already well known to and trusted by their colleagues in each office, and externally to local professional organisations and our clients.”

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