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DLA Piper UK LLP

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Petra Billing

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Work 0114 283 3266
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Property Litigation/Real Estate

Position

Head of the Sheffield and Birmingham property litigation teams, Petra has over 20 years' experience in all aspects of property litigation and dispute resolution, with particular emphasis on minerals litigation. Petra is Office Managing Partner of the Sheffield office and is also the firm's UK and EMEA Minerals Sector Lead, where the firm enjoys a strong national and international reputation. Petra is separately ranked as a leading minerals litigation lawyer. Petra is a trustee on the Board of a significant local and regional charity with a national reputation - St Luke's Hospice which specialises in end of life care.

Career

Trained Russell & Creswick. Qualified 1994, Nabarro Associate 1996 - 2000, DLA Piper UK LLP -  Partner 2001 to date. Current directorships: Trustee on the board of St Luke's Hospice, Sheffield.

Member

Property Litigation Association

Education

Sheffield High School for Girls (GPDST); University of Bristol (1991 Law LLB (Hons) 2(:1)).

Leisure

Trustee on the board of a significant local and regional charity with a national reputation - St Luke's Hospice, which specialises in end of life care. Clay pigeon shooting, wife to Simon, and mother to a nine -year-old girl.


London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Mining and minerals

Within: Mining and minerals

The 'very good' mining team at DLA Piper for its 'great adaptability to circumstances and great understanding of clients' cultural environments'. Head of the UK and EMEA mining sector Petra Billing is based in Sheffield and led the advice to Aggregate Industries and LafargeHolcim on a dispute arising from the encroachment of individuals within the premises of a non-operational mine for which the client retains restoration and aftercare obligations. In other highlights, legal director Michael Wright successfully represented Wentworth Woodhouse in a large subsidence claim, and of counsel Ben Sanderson and Kate Cervantes-Knox are currently assisting an African government with international investment treaty arbitration proceedings brought by a mining investor and its associated companies related to the alleged expropriation of a license. The firm also provides ongoing counsel to its mining clients with regards to impact of Brexit on the existing WTO rules.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Leading individuals

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