DLA Piper strengthens its Sheffield team

14th May 2013

DLA Piper has announced the promotion of eight of its Sheffield-based lawyers.

Corporate specialist, Rob McKie, became partner with effect from 1 May 2013. Rob joined DLA Piper in 1999 as a trainee solicitor and was promoted to legal director in 2012. Prior to beginning his legal career, Rob worked as a tax adviser for PricewaterhouseCoopers. The Sheffield office has also seen the promotion of four members of staff to the position of legal director. Dorrien Peters from the Litigation and Regulatory team, Mark Keeling and Vikki McKay from the Real Estate team and Susannah Dingley from the Restructuring team were all promoted with effect from 1 May 2013. Finally, three lawyers have been promoted to senior associate, namely Intellectual Property and Technology lawyer Robyn Palmer and Real Estate lawyers Mark Johnson and Ben Rogers. Richard May, managing partner at DLA Piper in Sheffield, said: "particularly as he joined the Sheffield office as a trainee, it is excellent news for both the office and for Rob that he has very deservedly been promoted to partner. Further promotions of our staff in this office at legal director and senior associate levels demonstrate the hard work and achievements of our people and the overall quality and strength of our team. I am delighted that so many of our lawyers have been successful in achieving these well deserved promotions."  Overall, there were 16 promotions across the Sheffield and Leeds offices this year, with 15 lawyers worldwide promoted to DLA Piper's partnership.

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