DLA Piper announces new London office managing partner
Lord Clement-Jones, currently Partner and Head of International Business Relations, and previously Co-Chairman of the Global Government Relations practice, has been with DLA Piper since 1999. Prior to joining to the firm, he was Group Company Secretary and Legal Adviser of Kingfisher Plc from 1986 until 1995, where he coordinated Kingfisher's contribution to the Shopping Hours Reform Campaign which led to the Sunday Trading Act 1993.
He is the Treasurer of the Liberal Democrats, until December this year, and was made a life peer in 1998. Until July 2004, he was the Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman and from then until the General Election this year was Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Culture, Media and Sport in the House of Lords. Lord Clement-Jones was Chairman of the Liberal Party from 1986 to 1988 and played a major part in the merger negotiations with the Social Democratic Party to form the Liberal Democrats.
Within the role, Lord Clement-Jones will take responsibility for business development of the firm in the capital, managing and coordinating the direction of the local management team and ensuring the continued delivery of high quality services to clients. ■