Hill Dickinson set to cut 39 jobs

July 29, 2014 Hill Dickinson has launched a redundancy consultation, placing 39 lawyers and support positions at risk.

The jobs are being cut from the firm’s counter-fraud division, which investigates suspicious insurance claims.

And despite the 15 per cent increase in counter fraud instructions over the past year, the firm says that cuts are necessary for "restructuring and streamlining processes aligned to insurers’ ongoing counter fraud requirements".

The move will be Hill Dickinson's second restructuring in two years, following the slash and burn effort in 2013 when the firm made a £2.8 million cash call on partners, asked 14 of them to leave and laid off 69 other staff.

Managing Partner Peter Jackson said, “We are always saddened to see colleagues depart, but the counter fraud market is changing rapidly. Generating efficiencies where possible enables us to invest throughout our business”.

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