DLA Piper announces promotions across the North West

Date posted:
Tue 04 May 2021

George joined DLA Piper in 2008 and advises a variety of national and international clients on all aspects of employment law including employee disputes, executive issues, change projects and investigations. He is particularly experienced in advising clients on international matters and complex employment litigation including high profile group actions. George spends a large amount of his time working with companies in the financial services and technology sectors, particularly dealing with regulatory issues, and is often praised for his ability to understand clients’ businesses and for providing practical and robust advice.

DLA Piper’s North West Head of Employment, Alan Chalmers, commented: "This is a significant boost to our North West and UK Employment practice. George is a highly respected lawyer who combines technical ability with commercial awareness, and I am delighted that he will form part of the leadership team of our strong UK Employment practice."

The firm has also announced a number of non-partner promotions across its North West offices, appointing three lawyers to legal director and six lawyers to senior associate. These promotions are also effective as of 1 May 2021. The newly promoted lawyers are:

Legal Directors:

Leontia McArdle, Litigation & Regulatory

Lorna Pattison, Projects

Charles Weems, Finance

Senior Associates:

Anna Hayes, Real Estate

Abigail Holmes, Litigation & Regulatory

Alexandra Keane, Corporate

Adam Kelly, Intellectual Property & Technology

Lindsey Peck, Corporate

Vivak Vaish, Restructuring

Mark Beardwood, DLA Piper’s North West Office Managing Partner, said: "I am delighted the hard work of so many individuals has been recognised and rewarded. Nurturing our people and helping them to realise their potential is a key part of our global strategy and allows us to deliver the highest quality service to our clients."

Globally DLA Piper has promoted 44 lawyers to its partnership, across many of the firm’s practice areas, in 33 different offices throughout 17 countries.

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Jane Raiswell, Regional Marketing & BD Manager, DLA Piper UK LLP, jane.raiswell@dlapiper.com