Nigel Knowles


As DLA Piper’s CEO and Managing Partner from 1996 to 2016, Sir Nigel led the firm’s growth from a regional UK law firm to becoming the world’s largest global business law firm.  Sir Nigel then became the firm’s Global Ambassador. Sir Nigel retired from DLA Piper in May 2017, and is now Chairman of international law firm, DWF Group plc.  He also served as the High Sheriff of Greater London in 2016, was Chairman of Sheffield City Region LEP from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018, and is now a special adviser to the Mayor of Sheffield, Dan Jarvis, who was elected on 2018.  Sir Nigel is also a Council member of The Prince’s Trust.