Nigel Howard > DLA Piper > Sheffield, England > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
S1 2JX

Work Department

Real estate.


Nigel has led the Sheffield real estate team since 2006. He has spent the majority of his career dealing with property development acting for developers, landowners, public bodies and financial institutions. He has dealt with projects as diverse as town centre redevelopments, edge of centre retail superstores, business parks, leisure schemes and has specific expertise in mineral extraction and airport related development work. Nigel has considerable experience in the negotiation of development agreements, portfolio sales, building and finance agreements, non-contentious landlord and tenant matters, infra structure and planning agreements. Nigel consistently plays a key part in major regional projects acting for high-profile clients and specialising in development work for J F Finnegan, the public sector and in industrial assets acting predominantly for multi-national corporates. In the last 12 months he has led on the real estate aspect of an IPO for a top 10 UK housebuilder, in the taking of new warehousing facilities for Victoria Plum, and in the £450m office led scheme at West Bar for Urbo.


Qualified 1988. Partner 1997.


The Law Society.


Law LLB (Hons).


Running, gym, and family.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Real estate > Commercial property: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

(Leading individuals)

Nigel HowardDLA Piper UK LLP

While leveraging the firm’s global network to handle international mandates, DLA Piper UK LLP is also active in the local market, acting for regional property companies and developers on a range of issues. Nigel Howard leads the department and focuses on development work, industrial asset-related matters and the public sector; Stephen Blacksell heads up the firm’s EMEA student accommodation sector group, and Mark Keeling primarily acts for manufacturers and corporate occupiers.