DWF secures trophy hire of former DLA Piper head Sir Nigel Knowles as chairman

Sir Nigel Knowles returns to law after retiring last year from DLA Piper

DWF has hired Sir Nigel Knowles as its new chairman, nearly 18 months after he stepped down as DLA Piper’s senior partner and global co-chair.

Knowles, who was knighted for his services to the legal profession in 2009, took up the role at DWF at the start of this month. He replaces Alan Benzie, who was in the role for 10 years.

This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.

Subscribe today to get ALL ACCESS and 15% off!

A premium subscription gives you access to all articles and provides:

  • Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
  • Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
  • Unique access to ALM’s unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week’s UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
  • The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor’s Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
  • Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Complete access to the site’s full archive of more than 56,000 articles

Subscribe Now For All Access

For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on Preeves@alm.com or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651