International Law Firm, Hill Dickinson LLP, is proud to announce that Maria Pittordis, head of marine, trade and energy has won Defendant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards.
The Eclipse Awards, which aim to encourage and reward high standards of practice, are now in their ninth year and growing, with well over 400 guests in attendance at this year’s event, held on 24th November at The Grange St. Paul’s Hotel, London.
Hill Dickinson was shortlisted for three awards in total including Defendant Personal Injury Team of the Year, Outstanding Case of the Year and Defendant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year.
Following her win, Maria Pittordis said: “I am delighted to have been chosen for this award from such a strong shortlist and very proud of my team as a whole for being shortlisted for Defendant Personal Injury Team of the Year. The team has been working extremely hard and it is great to see that their work is being recognised.”
Maria qualified as a Barrister in 1985 and joined Hill Dickinson in 1987, becoming a partner in 1992. She is an expert in dealing with all aspects arising from any accident minor or major, civil or criminal on land, at sea or offshore. Maria is well-versed in handling complex multi-jurisdictional claims that often arise in the shipping and travel industries and is widely acknowledged as a leading figure in the Personal Injury and regulatory sector of the marine, ports, shipping, offshore and travel and leisure sectors.
About Hill Dickinson
Hill Dickinson is a leading and award-winning international law firm with more than 1,150 people including 190 partners operating across 8 offices in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia, servicing the marine trade and energy markets. With strong roots in the shipping industry, the firm delivers advice and strategic guidance spanning the full legal spectrum, from non-contentious advisory work to all forms of dispute resolution.
The Marine Trade and Energy Division is led by Maria Pittordis. In addition to the global shipping team the team boasts:
- a top tier commodities team led by Jeff Isaacs
- the leading yacht practice led by Tony Allen
- the leading marine personal injury and regulatory practice led by Maria Pittordis
- highly praised cargo and logistics team led by Adrian Marsh
- a leading Marine Insurance team led by Rhys Clift
- recent appointment of a leading aviation team
The heads of the international offices are:
Mike Mallin / Damien Laracy in Hong Kong
Tony Goldsmith in Singapore
Patrick Hawkins in Greece
David Reardon in Monaco
The firm has acted on many high profile casualties including the “COSTA CONCORDIA”.
Hill Dickinson’s marine lawyers, consistently rank in the top tier of industry publications such as Legal 500, Chambers and Superlawyer.
Hill Dickinson’s global shipping team acts for the full range of shipowners, cruise and ferry operators, charterers, shipyards, P&I clubs, and port and terminal operators, to underwriters and traders, salvors, and the cargo, logistics and warehousing industries. From shippers, traders, commodities end-users and trade associations such as GAFTA and the RSA, to specialist yacht finance houses and banks, owners and borrowers.
The Legal 500 says: ‘Hill Dickinson has a ‘strong’ commercial and regulatory practice’ with ‘real depth of expertise and a user-friendly approach really makes it stand out from its competitors’.’
For further information about the firm and its partners please visit www.hilldickinson.com