Lupton Fawcett LLP, the Leeds and Sheffield based commercial law firm has acquired the Harrogate & TeesValley based practice of Davidson Large LLP. Davidson Large LLP is a practice well known for specialising in commercial work and for having acted on a number of complex, high-value deals in recent years for clients outside the district such as Whitbread and Peel Hotels plc and for local companies such as The Broker Network plc and Preferred One-stop Technologies Limited.
Russell Davidson, Principal, will join the Leeds office of Lupton Fawcett as an equity member Director. Russell said of the acquisition: “I believe that combining Davidson Large with a bigger practice is a sensible decision after sixteen years of running my own independent firm. Many commercial matters now require in-depth corporate, intellectual property, tax and litigation support and these are readily available at Lupton Fawcett, alongside a range of other specialisms. I have known many of the Directors at Lupton Fawcett for some years: they are straight-talking, good at what they do and share the same commitment to clients, particularly taking time to understand and help clients achieve their business objectives. I will remain very much part of the Harrogate and Teesside business community and Lupton Fawcett will retain the serviced office accommodation available to Davidson Large in Teesside as well as still being able to host meetings at Royal House in Harrogate”.
Richard Marshall, Managing Director, Lupton Fawcett LLP comments: “Russell has built a formidable client base and reputation delivering high quality services, including his particular specialism in the leisure and hotel sector. We, as a firm, are delighted to welcome him and his first class clients and to widen our offering through the addition of Russell’s expertise. I feel that Russell will be pivotal in helping us to drive the development of this sector specialist offering.