DAC Beachcroft re-elects Michael Peeters as head of Leeds

Michael Peeters has been re-elected as head of the DAC Beachcroft Leeds office.

Peeters has led the office at St Paul’s House, Park Square, since 2015. It’s the firm’s third largest office location, after London and Bristol, and has more than 300 members of staff.

His time at the helm so far has seen a significant development of the firm’s full service commercial law offering to businesses and large organisations in the local Yorkshire and wider Northern market.

According to DAC Beachcroft, growth has been particularly good in the firm’s focus sectors, including financial services and health, where its technology expertise has helped to create strong fintech and healthtech practices in Leeds.

Commenting on his re-appointment, Peeters (pictured) said, “This is an exciting time for our office here in Leeds. My continued focus will be on driving growth across the North of England, working closely with colleagues in our Manchester and Newcastle offices.”

“Leeds is a thriving city which offers us fertile ground for growth, and we look forward to building on our strong presence here. The firm is healthy, competitive and ambitious—as evidenced by our recent financial performance and our impending move to a new flagship headquarters building in the City of London—and we in Leeds will be instrumental to the firm’s continued success.

“I look forward to supporting and expanding our hard-working team in Leeds so that they can thrive in, and enjoy, their working lives. We are well-placed to meet the challenges of the future: we have a great combination of legal talent, a wide ranging portfolio of services and a modern, agile office.”

DAC Beachcroft senior partner Virginia Clegg commented, “Michael has been a fantastic location head, and I am delighted that he is able to build on the foundation he has created in Leeds.”