By: 15 September 2015
DLA Piper appoints new managing partner for Sheffield office

DLA Piper has installed Petra Billing as the firm’s new Sheffield managing partner.

Billing, who headed up the firm’s property litigation department in its Sheffield and Birmingham offices, has taken over from managing partner Richard May, who led the Sheffield office for four years.

May has stepped down to place a greater focus on his role as global head of manufacturing. He will also lead a team in Sheffield as a partner in the firm’s corporate practice.

Sandra Wallace, DLA Piper’s UK managing partner, commented: “I would like to thank Richard, both personally and on behalf of the firm,” adding, “Petra is extremely well connected locally and nationally and has played an integral part in the development of the office in recent years. She is – and will be – a great ambassador for the firm.”

Petra Billing commented: “Richard is a very tough act to follow and I feel very privileged to be asked to take on this role. I will focus on the continued success and growth of the DLA Piper business in the Sheffield office.”