Sarah Emerson and Craig Scott

Sarah Emerson and Craig Scott

International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson has hired Sarah Emerson as commercial disputes partner in London.

Emerson’s previous work spans sectors including cyber, finance, manufacturing, the environment, construction, energy and infrastructure. 

At Hill Dickinson, she will advise on international arbitration across all sectors and complex group litigation in securities, competition, financial product mis-selling (fraud and professional negligence). Emerson also provides cyber incident response advice and handles regulatory matters and investigations for organisations, often assisting in times of crisis. She is experienced in both UK and international disputes and investigations. 

Emerson joins from Teacher Stern, where she co-headed the commercial disputes department.

Craig Scott, head of business services and CEO-elect at Hill Dickinson, said: 'Sarah is another brilliant addition to the team and indeed Hill Dickinson. Alongside Amanda Burge, James Harmer, David Klass and James Kaufmann, who have already made an incredible impact within our London office, Sarah’s specialist commercial disputes experience expands our business services offer even further and supports the firm’s wider growth strategy.'

Emerson added: 'Having worked in the London legal market for the last 15 years, I have witnessed significant change in both litigation and arbitration, including the emergence of organisations’ changing needs in dispute resolution. And at a time of economic challenge for many businesses it continues to be important to take a pragmatic approach to dispute resolution. Hill Dickinson’s commercial litigation team already delivers market leading advisory work in the City and nationally, and I’m focused on achieving great outcomes for clients through the effective conduct of cases alongside the firm’s growing commercial litigation team.'