M&A Due Diligence Team Manager (Legal Delivery Centre)


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Business Professionals


Leeds, United Kingdom



The role


Welcome to the team you have been looking for!

DLA Piper understands that you’re building a future. Which is why we encourage you to reach your full potential. To explore the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. Here, personal growth goes hand in hand with professional development in a supportive culture. So find out more about joining our team and progressing your journey in a global law firm that’s redefining the possible.

Our well established Legal Delivery Centre (LDC) is looking to grow and appoint a team manager, who will lead the M&A due diligence sub-team and assist in the development and expansion of the firm’s LDC Due Diligence offering. The successful individual will manage 8 Paralegals, while ensuring a high quality service to the firm’s Corporate Practice.  

So bring your ambition, initiative and entrepreneurial mind-set to a global business that's in the forefront of redefining the expectations of a law firm! Apply! 


Supporting (and supplementing) the day-to-day work of the DD team in delivering an exceptional service to the firm’s Corporate practice group, including by ensuring:

  • Standard ways of working are adhered to
  • Robust checks and quality controls are in place
  • Work is properly staffed; and
  • The team delivers to internal or external client requirements
  • Supervising the majority of the team’s DD projects, including:
  • Managing the expectations of those providing the instructions by tracking progress, anticipating and highlighting resourcing issues and providing sufficient and timely updates; and
  • Acting as the initial point of LDC contact in connection with any issues and escalating as necessary

Assisting with the development and expansion of the LDC DD offering by:

  • Building relationships with the firm’s Corporate practice group to promote awareness of the LDC’s DD capabilities;
  • Liaising with the Corporate practice group to identify further LDC solutions; and
  • Assessing opportunities to improve operational processes, documentation and training (including ensuring playbooks and other LDC DD materials are comprehensive and up to date)
  • General line management responsibility for the team, including;
  • Allocating assignments and monitoring workload
  • Conducting performance reviews; and
  • Identifying training needs and arranging/providing coaching where required


We do not set upper or lower limits of experience for any of our vacancies.  We have however given an indicative approximate guide for candidates.

Candidates who have 2+ years' experience working within a Commercial Legal Team, or similar setting.


  • Able to manage and work well with people at all levels;
  • Obtained an LLB or GDL or equivalent Law degree
  • Highly organised;
  • Clear and effective communicator; and
  • Highly professional, with a dedication to exceeding expectations.


  • Proven capability in managing buy-side and sell-side M&A due diligence, including multi-jurisdictional transactions; and broader experience of M&A transactions within a commercial law firm


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.