DLA Piper continues investment in Yorkshire with recent round of promotions

DLA Piper has promoted 17 of its lawyers in Yorkshire.

Litigation and regulatory lawyers Sohail Ali, Naithan McBride and Mick Lawlor, based in Leeds, and real estate lawyers Qari Asim, Marc Harvey and Sarah Sprenger, and intellectual property and technology lawyer Robyn Palmer, based in Sheffield, have all been promoted to legal director.

DLA Piper has also promoted seven lawyers in Leeds and three in Sheffield to senior associate.

They are Daniel Jones and David Molyneux (litigation and regulatory), Germaine Machin-Cowen and Ryan Stringer (employment), Robert Cockburn (finance and projects), Aaron Treble and James Clark (intellectual property and technology), Claire Stoneman (real estate), Elizabeth Wood (restructuring), and Sally Robertson (tax).

Petra Billing, office managing partner for Sheffield at DLA Piper, said of the promotions: “I am delighted that the hard work and dedication of these key Sheffield team members has been recognised. The promotions highlight the continued dedication of these lawyers to the firm and to our clients. It also shows the ongoing investment by the firm into our regional offices across the UK.”

Allison Page, office managing partner for Leeds, said: “This latest round of promotions in the Leeds office further strengthen our position as the largest regional office outside of London with specialists and experts unmatched outside of the capital. We are extremely proud of our lawyers who have helped maintain the excellent reputation of DLA Piper both regionally and internationally.”

Overall, DLA Piper promoted 56 lawyers within the UK.