A day in the life of Peter Jackson, Hill Dickinson’s Chief Executive

By RedLaw | 21 Feb, 2017

Amy Hambleton, RedLaw Director, interviewed Peter Jackson, Hill Dickinson, to give us insight into daily life of a Chief Executive at a city law firm:


RedLaw: What time do you say good morning?

Peter Jackson: 5.00am although it’s had a 4 in front of it too often recently.


RL: Tea or Coffee?

PJ: Coffee?


RL: Red or white wine?

PJ: Neither –  still on the wagon.


RL: Currently Reading?

PJ: The latest Jack Reacher.


RL: Favourite restaurant?

PJ: Scene 51 at Pier 7, Dubai Marina.


RL: Favourite film?

PJ: The Quiet Man


RL: Football or rugby?

PJ: Football. Koppite forever. Klopp will see us right.


RL: How do you spend your weekends?

PJ: Sport, working, gym, Strictly Come Dancing/catching up on the box-sets


RL: If you weren’t a lawyer what would you be?

PJ: Chief Executive of Liverpool Football Club or Managing Director of English Cricket. Or Jack Reacher (in my dreams, although even I’m taller than the screen version).


RL: What’s the best thing about your job?

PJ: The people.


RL: If your life was a film, who would play you?

PJ: Stephen Graham


RL: What’s your proudest career moment/achievement?

PJ: Representing the FSA at the Hillsborough Enquiry and reading Taylor LJ’s interim report.


RL: If you could go back in time 10 years, what advice would you give yourself?

PJ: For me, go to a good business school and learn how to run a professional services firm.


RL: Describe the firm culture in 3 words?

PJ: Approachable, hardworking, relaxed


RL: The firm’s areas of growth for the next 12 months?

PJ: Health sector and commercial generally. Plus we’ve just hired in for both shipping and insurance and would hope to see rewards in both areas.


RL: What time do you say good night?

PJ: 10pm, unless I am out on business.