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          Sir Nigel Knowles

          Chairman

          Sir Nigel Knowles is former Global Co-Chairman and Senior Partner of DLA Piper, having served as Global Co-CEO and Managing Partner for nearly twenty years before.
          Nigel is credited with DLA Piper’s remarkable growth, leading the firm through a series of merges and taking the firm from its regional origins to the global firm it is today. He received a knighthood in 2009 in recognition of his services to the legal industry.

          In 2015, Legal Business awarded Sir Nigel a "Lifetime Achievement Award" and in April 2016 Sir Nigel was given the Financial News "Editor's Choice" award for lifetime achievement.

          Sir Nigel is Chairman of Sheffield City Region LEP and a Trustee of The Prince's Trust. He was High Sheriff of Greater London 2016/17.