Management shake up for DLA Piper

Elizabeth Fournier
DAVID Bradley yesterday stepped down as managing partner of law firm DLA Piper, as part of a management shake-up that will see several changes made to its executive board.

Bradley will return to fee-earning work as a partner in the firm’s employment, pensions and benefits group from 1 May, and will be replaced at the business by Andrew Darwin, DLA Piper’s operations chief.

The reshuffle will also see Asia Pacific and Middle East managing partner Alastair Da Costa step down with his role split into two separate positions. Sir Nigel Knowles, who will remain as global managing partner and chief executive, said yesterday the changes would “bring a fresh perspective to the firm”.