DLA Piper promotes three in Leeds

DLA Piper has promoted three Leeds-based lawyers to its partnership as part of its annual promotions round, effective 1 May.

Ruth Williamson, who joined the firm as a trainee in 2005, is a real estate lawyer and has significant experience in a range of commercial property work.

She has particular expertise in corporate occupier asset management and the acquisition and disposal of portfolios of properties as corporate or asset led transactions. Her clients include well-known financial institutions, corporate occupiers, hospitality and leisure operators and healthcare providers.

Chris Harvey joined the litigation and regulatory practice of DLA Piper in 2008 and specialises in banking and financial services litigation.

He is regularly instructed by financial services clients and accountants to act in defending and pursuing the most sensitive and high-profile claims, including multi-million pound professional negligence actions, mis-selling claims, injunctions, and complex possession actions.

Ben Peecock joined the firm’s finance and projects practice in 2016, He focuses on advising clients on large scale, nationally significant infrastructure, regeneration, energy and development projects.

Allison Page, office managing partner for Leeds at DLA Piper, said: “We are absolutely delighted that these three very talented lawyers have been deservedly promoted to the partnership. Ruth, Chris and Ben represent the next generation of DLA Piper and their dedication and commitment remains integral to the firm’s success and our continued ability to deliver first class legal advice to our clients.”

“These promotions and the recent hire of real estate partner Susan Samuels show our commitment to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent across our firm.”

DLA Piper has promoted 76 lawyers across many of its practice areas in 43 different offices throughout 20 countries.

Pictured: Ben Peecock, Allison Page, Chris Harvey and Ruth Williamson