DLA Piper reshapes partnership make-up

Five DLA Piper partners left the partnership last month as the firm continues to reshape its UK practice.

It is understood that, while the firm has continued to recruit new partners, it has also trimmed its partner headcount.

According to Companies House, 25 partners have left the partnership since the start of the year, while 32 partners have been appointed, although this includes the 20 new partners promoted around the UK in January.

The most recent partner departures, based across the firm’s English offices, are no longer listed as DLA Piper employees. A spokesman confirmed the departures.

He added: “Of course we’ve made adjustments. This is a reflection of that.”

The exits come three months after a DLA Piper redundancy consultation, which led to the loss of 124 jobs, including 24 lawyers.