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17 January 20223 minute read

DLA Piper partners Amrit Mclean and Nick Fitzpatrick recognised in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list

DLA Piper's Head of Pensions De-risking Amrit Mclean and Global Co-Chair for the Media, Sport and Entertainment sector Nick Fitzpatrick have been recognised in The Lawyer's prestigious Hot 100 list for 2022. The list, published today by UK legal magazine The Lawyer, celebrates 'an incredibly diverse mix of legal professionals showing the industry how to better itself’ with a focus on excellence and relevance.

Despite starting her practice from scratch two years ago, Amrit has amassed seven out of the eight UK bulk annuity insurers as clients, outstripping all of her competitors. According to The Lawyer, Amrit “has been beavering away ever since to grow DLA Piper’s reputation in pensions de-risking work.”

The Lawyer highlights that: “As well as building out the practice, Mclean has been focusing heavily on the creation of DLA’s Buyers Report, a service put together for insurers as they compete for the next big mandate. This time-saving solution for the ever-cautious insurance market sees Mclean’s team produce tailored due diligence reports for all, meaning all risks can be properly considered prior to bidding. A nifty solution and bona fide way to get clients on side.”

With the football industry being a core area of change in the media, sport and entertainment sector, The Lawyer states that “Nick’s work last year with a top-tier client list included the Premier League, the English Football League, European football governing body UEFA and a host of the top European leagues.”

Published every year, the Hot 100 is compiled by The Lawyer Magazine's editorial team following extensive research into candidates' client work and contribution to their firms, companies and the profession.