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Allison Page

PartnerDLA Piper

Allison Page is a Senior Partner at DLA Piper who has juggled her personal and professional goals to achieve success. The Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) describes her as an extraordinary talent who exemplifies how the AWS is 'essential for the success of each woman solicitor at each stage of their careers.'


In conversation with AIJ CEO Heather Jackson, Allison discusses family, her upbringing in Northern Ireland and how she decided she wanted to become a lawyer aged just 11. She developed her career after arriving in England to study in the late 80’s and she reveals the importance mentoring has played in her career and how she is now playing her part in developing the next generation of successful female lawyers.
 

Official Biography

Allison Page is a senior partner leading DLA Piper's Finance and Projects team in Leeds. She manages a team of 26 lawyers, including eight partners, working on high-profile, complex legal work and leading award-winning cases across the UK.


As a lawyer, Allison specialises in major infrastructure transactions across a number of sectors and heads DLA Piper's specialist highways maintenance team. She has extensive experience advising procuring authorities, sponsors and funders on roads and energy projects. 


Externally, Allison is a Non Executive Director of Leeds NHS Trust and is also on the Board of the Sustainable and Economics Committee of Leeds City Council. 
In 2011, Allison won the award for retaining and developing legal talent at the Association of Women Solicitors awards, before going on to win the Law Society's Businesswoman of the Year award. Reflecting her commitment to the development of the next generation of women in DLA, Allison heads up the Pearls programme within the firm. 


She is Chair of the Two Percent Club in Yorkshire, a member of the London steering Group and on the national committee of Chairs. Professionally, Allison specialises in UK PFI and PPP transactions across a number of sectors and heads DLA Piper's specialist highways maintenance team. She has extensive experience advising procuring authorities, sponsors and funders on roads and street lighting projects.
 

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