Alison Laird

Alison Laird

Alison introduced Legal Project Management into DLA Piper’s Australian practice and supports Partners and Lawyers on scoping, resourcing, budgeting, monitoring and managing major matters using innovative tools, technologies and processes. She is also the firm’s key representative implementing international Service Delivery & Quality initiatives throughout Asia-Pac and is the national contact for DLA Piper’s Flexible Lawyer scheme partnering with AdventBalance/Lawyers on Demand.

Before returning to Australia and joining the Brisbane office, Alison was the International Director of (Strategy) Implementation in DLA Piper’s London office. Reporting to the Global Co-CEO, Alison’s role was to develop, drive and implement the firm’s strategy to achieve its vision of becoming the leading global business law firm. Working with partners and staff she translated the International strategy into tactical initiatives that could be executed and measured.

Prior to this role she was based in Dubai for five years as the Chief Operating Officer for the firm’s Middle East region. Alison has an MBA from the University of Melbourne, Australia.