UK Managing Partner, DLA Piper
Sandra has been a lawyer with DLA Piper since graduating in 1992, and became a partner in 2001.
She specialises in employment law and was the firm’s UK Head of Employment between 2012-2015. Sandra has a market-leading reputation, advising a portfolio of UK and multi-national businesses including NCR, Hilton, Genting and Avon.
She took up the role of UK Managing Partner last year. Her remit is to lead the 2,000 legal and business services staff that are based in the UK’s seven major centres of London, Birmingham (where Sandra is located), Sheffield, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh working locally, nationally and internationally as the client need demands.
She embodies the firm and its strategic values and is committed to putting clients at the heart of everything the firm does, as well as delivering high quality and consistency to the clients on a local and global level. To this end, she espouses the ‘One UK’ ethos, which sees the firm operate seamlessly as a single team guaranteeing the same level of service for a client’s needs, no matter from which UK office the work is done. Through her hard work and tenacity, Sandra believes that being a successful, profitable business leader and achieving one’s goals are all entirely possible once someone puts their mind to it.