DLA Piper announces promotions in Sheffield

7th May 2020

Global law firm DLA Piper has promoted six lawyers in its Sheffield office, as part of the firm’s annual promotions round, effective 1 May 2020. The promotions include one new partner, one legal director and four senior associates.

Mick Lawlor becomes a partner in the Litigation and Regulatory practice. Mick, who joined DLA Piper’s Sheffield office as a trainee in 2007, is a commercial litigator specialising in large, complex commercial disputes typically with a cross-border element, having worked with clients on projects across Europe, the Middle East and in India. He has a particular focus on the technology and manufacturing sectors.

The other newly promoted lawyers are: legal director James Watson (Litigation and Regulatory) and senior associates Gemma Harper (Employment), Natasha Wood (Intellectual Property and Technology), Mary Barraclough (Real Estate) and Ross Galbraith (Real Estate).

DLA Piper’s Office Managing Partner for Sheffield, Petra Billing, said: "Congratulations to all those who have been promoted. It is wonderful that hard work and talent have been recognised and rewarded. These promotions demonstrate the continued commitment DLA Piper has in building and retaining exceptional talent here in the Sheffield City region.”

Globally the firm has promoted 67 lawyers, across many of the firm's practice areas in 35 different offices, throughout 13 countries.

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