Global law firm DLA Piper unveils changes at its Sheffield office

New chief: Richard May takes over from Steve Sly at DLA Piper in Sheffield
New chief: Richard May takes over from Steve Sly at DLA Piper in Sheffield
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GLOBAL law firm DLA Piper has announced changes at the top in its Sheffield office.

Office managing partner Steve Sly has been appointed head of the firm’s international litigation and regulatory practice.

His place in the Sheffield office will be taken by Richard May, who is currently the partner who heads up the firm’s corporate department in Sheffield.

DLA Piper UK managing partner, David Bradley, who has also held senior positions in the Sheffield office of what last month became the world’s largest law firm, said: “I would like to thank Steve, both personally and on behalf of the firm, for his wonderful contribution to the Sheffield office and to wish him well in his new challenge.

“We are fortunate to have Richard May in place to take on the office from Steve.

“He is an excellent lawyer and extremely well connected locally and nationally.

“Richard has played an integral part in the development of the office in recent years; he is and will be a great ambassador, client facing partner and leader within the firm.”

Richard May, who joined DLA Piper’s Sheffield office as a trainee solicitor 16 years ago, also praised Mr Sly.

“Steve has made a substantial contribution to the Sheffield office and has been consistently passionate about its people, its involvement in the community and the work it undertakes across the region and beyond,” he said.

“Our Sheffield team has made huge steps under his leadership. We are well-placed to build on these foundations and will continue to focus on further development and growth to ensure we maximise Sheffield’s potential.”