We are
DLA Piper.

There are over 2,000 people at DLA Piper in the United Kingdom, serving our local and international clients from offices in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Sheffield. We were ranked number one in The Lawyer UK 200 in both 2017 and 2018.

Stärke durch lokale Exzellenz.

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Opportunity and support

We’re committed to developing our people. That includes offering opportunities and experiences for people at an early stage in their career such as internships, international secondments, and dedicated training and insight programmes for graduates.

Award-winning development

In 2018 we won four categories at the All About Law Awards: Best Opportunities for Skills Development; Best Training Contract; Best for Job Satisfaction and Best Training Contract International or City firm.

Our achievements

Investing in our people

In 2011 we were awarded Investors in People Accreditation in the UK, and remain just as passionate about investing in our people today. Achieving and retaining accreditation signals we have a high performing culture, and we have a commitment to our people for them to develop and succeed. We have a leadership team that people trust and we know exactly what good practice looks like.

Investors in People is a national and international quality standard which defines good practice for improving an organisation’s performance through the management and development of its people.

UK leader

In 2017 we were recognised as a ‘Top Performer’ by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, for the fifth consecutive year.

We were ranked number one for M&A deal volume in the United Kingdom for the ninth consecutive year in 2018, according to Mergermarket.

Promoting gender equality

Manchester-based Corporate partner Elia Montorio has been included in the Northern Power Women Power List 2019, a list which recognises 100 women who have contributed to making a difference in their communities and raising awareness of gender equality across the North of England.

Influential leadership

Sandra Wallace, DLA Piper’s Joint Managing Director, UK and Europe, was once again recognised as one of the top 100 most influential black people in Britain, in the Powerlist 2020. The list celebrates Britain’s most influential people of African and African Caribbean heritage.


Our people

“I’ve been here for less than six months and I’m already managing my own events, as well as supporting colleagues with theirs.”

— Nancy
— Marketing & Business Development Assistant


“I was attracted by the quality of the work, the opportunities to develop my skills and progress, and the wide range of clients which make day-to-day work stimulating.”

— Bal
— Associate


“I love being part of such a large, ever-evolving and values-driven business. We’re encouraged to think big, to push ourselves and encourage each other to be the best we can be.”

— Clem
— Responsible Business


Who we are

Our Vision

At DLA Piper we strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. We believe that great businesses can make a better world. That’s why we work hard to achieve the best results for our clients, wherever they do business, and for our people, wherever they work.

We’ve created a culture where every voice counts and every success is recognised in the face of fundamental changes in the legal industry, we’re redefining the structure and approach of the traditional law firm.

Our values and culture

We’ve created a culture that encourages and values individual choice and opportunity, combined with inclusion and teamwork. We give, we share and encourage you to do the same.

Our culture is always open and always honest, strengthened by the four values we live every day: Be Supportive; Be Collaborative; Be Bold; Be Exceptional.

We redefine the possible

At DLA Piper, innovation and challenging the status quo are the vital spark to how we think and what we do. Together, we create exceptional experiences, outcomes and growth for our clients and people.

We make this happen with a culture where you bring your passion and individuality to work every day. We want you to reach your full potential as part of a diverse, global team that thrives on collaboration, and seizing opportunities and commercial edge.