Roger Gough > DLA Piper > Sheffield, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

IPT – commercial contracts and distribution.


Roger leads the IPT department in Sheffield which supports national and international clients on their commercial, outsourcing and IT contracts as well as IP and data privacy issues. Roger has over 25 years’ experience of advising on a wide range of commercial contracting arrangements including international trade, distribution and agency, manufacturing agreements and off-take contracts, with particular expertise in collaborations and joint ventures, leading on key mandates this year for Mothercare, Go Outdoors, Reckitt Benckiser, Fellowes and Tata Steel.


Qualified 1985; partner DLA Piper 1995 to date.


Law Society.


Kings College, London (Law LLB (Hons)).

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

(Leading individuals)

Roger GoughDLA Piper UK LLP

DLA Piper UK LLP‘s Sheffield-based team has the capacity to handle local, national and international M&A, public and private equity matters, long-term contracts, outsourcings and procurement transactions. Capital markets and M&A expert Rob McKie leads the corporate team, which includes Richard May, who has particular expertise in the manufacturing sector, and David BeechRoger Gough heads up the commercial contracts and distribution team and has particular expertise in transport and logistics arrangements. The group is also active in the energy, technology, sports and media, retail and government contracting sectors. Catherine Simister retired from the practice.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Local government

Key areas of expertise for DLA Piper UK LLP include major projects and procurement work, real estate issues, financing matters, employment law, litigation and commercial advice, which it handles across sectors including transport, regeneration, housing and waste. Practice leader Robert Smith leads the projects team and is an expert in transport and regeneration projects, Allison Page focuses on PFI and PPP transactions, Roger Gough advises on commercial arrangements, Paul Stone handles contentious work, and Andrew Batterton was recently promoted to location head of the development and infrastructure planning team.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Public sector > Education

With notable experience advising further education clients, DLA Piper UK LLP also assists education policymakers, schools and private sector companies. Andrew Clarke and Richard Taylor lead the groups in Leeds and Sheffield respectively; Clarke focuses on real estate matters and Taylor has expertise in IP, technology and commercial law. Sheffield-based Roger Gough handles commercial contract work.