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Keoghs completes acquisition of Hill Dickinson’s insurance business group

News And Events12/02/2018

The sale of international commercial law firm Hill Dickinson’s highly regarded insurance business group to Keoghs, the UK’s leading specialist supplier of defendant legal services to the insurance sector, has today completed.

Following the third and final phase of the sale, 17 partners and 311 staff have moved to Keoghs, taking its headcount to 1740 across 12 offices. As well as adding staff and services to its existing offices in London and Manchester, Keoghs has gained a presence in Liverpool, where it now sub-lets premises from Hill Dickinson as part of the transaction.

Over the last 18 months Keoghs has increased the number of locations it operates out of, adding London, Southampton, Glasgow and Liverpool to provide a truly national reach. With the addition of the Hill Dickinson insurance team, Keoghs has also added further specialisms of professional indemnity, abuse and dispute resolution services for major corporates to its already extensive range of services to the insurance sector. Importantly, the acquisition is a key strategic milestone in Keoghs becoming the pre-eminent provider of claims-related services for the insurance industry, delivered through a unique blend of quality legal advice and handling, innovative services and market-leading technology.

The sale excludes Hill Dickinson’s marine insurance and clinical negligence work, which has always been undertaken separately to its general insurance work and remains an integral part of the business. The sale allows the firm to focus on strategic areas of growth in its core business areas of health, marine and commercial and it will continue to operate out of offices in Liverpool, Manchester, London and Leeds as well as four overseas offices.