DLA Piper appoints new managing partner of Leeds office

DLA Piper appoints new managing partner of Leeds office

DLA Piper has appointed Andrew Dyson as its new office managing partner in Leeds.

Dyson replaces Allison Page, who is stepping down following a successful three-year term at the helm in Leeds.

Dyson leads the UK privacy and security practice at DLA Piper and is co-chair of the global privacy practice. He will continue in this role alongside his new position leading the Leeds office.

A DLA Piper partner since 2006, Dyson is an internationally recognised leader in the field of data protection, privacy and cyber security, advising major banks, insurers and airlines on privacy matters on a UK and global basis, through a team of lawyers based in Leeds.

He is also a visiting fellow at the University of Leeds in the field of data ethics and a retained adviser on privacy matters to the UK government.

Commenting on his appointment, Dyson described Leeds “as an integral part of the heritage of DLA Piper”, with the law firm able to trace its origins back to a founding office in the city 250 years ago.

He continued: “The government’s recent commitment to continue the development of HS2 is a clear illustration of the interest and investment in the north of England. Our Leeds office is perfectly placed to support growth in the region through a tremendous community of lawyers delivering outstanding client service. I am looking forward to supporting everyone at this exciting time for the region.”

DLA Piper UK managing partner Liam Cowell added: “Andrew brings to this role a real energy, focus and determination that will add a real boost to the great work that Allison has put in to developing the Leeds office over the past three years. Our Leeds office is a critical part of the firm, doing world class work for our local, national and international clients within the Leeds city region.”

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