Brewster Partners

Sir Nigel Knowles


Sir Nigel Knowles agreed to join Brewster Partners as a Strategic Advisor to the Board in October 2018. A qualified lawyer and originally from Sheffield, Sir Nigel was DLA Piper’s CEO and Managing Partner, between 1996 and 2016, during which time he led the firm’s growth from a regional UK law firm to become the world’s largest global business law firm, eventually becoming the firm’s Global Ambassador. Sir Nigel retired from DLA Piper in May 2017, and is now Chairman of International law firm, DWF LLP. Sir Nigel served as the High Sheriff of Greater London in 2016, is Chairman of Sheffield City Region LEP and a Council member of The Prince’s Trust and is a Non- Executive Director and investor in a number of small high growth potential professional services organisations.