DLA Piper

DLA Piper is one of the world's largest international business law firms with a global footprint of 4,200 lawyers in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.


Leeds City Region is home to one of the largest DLA Piper offices, with roots in Leeds dating back 200 years, and clients ranging from multi-national Global 1000 and Fortune 500 companies to regional businesses and emerging technology start-ups.

As a UK centre of excellence for the legal profession, the Leeds City Region provides DLA Piper with a rich talent pool and the highest calibre of applicants. The city’s infrastructure and excellent national and international connectivity makes Leeds City Region a cost-efficient and highly competitive location from which to run a business, something which meets DLA Piper’s needs as many employees work between Leeds and the capital, or overseas.

“Being located in Leeds City Region allows us to attract new opportunities and the culture here is one that encourages innovation and growth, whilst placing us at the heart of regional, national and international professional services networks. Leeds City Region deserves recognition as a thriving and attractive place to do business because its aspirations are ever-evolving.”

Sarah Day, Office Managing Partner, DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a key element of the value chain in the city region, the most significant financial services centre outside London, servicing not only the largest concentration of manufacturing in the UK but also emerging sectors such as Fintech, health informatics and advanced medical engineering.