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Deal activity increase in Lupton Fawcett’s York Office


Lupton Fawcett is delighted to announce the appointment of Will Portch to its corporate team in York.

Will joins from a Leeds-based law firm and specialises in acquisitions, disposals, re-organisations and commercial agreements across a wide range of industry sectors.  He also has particular experience of legal issues facing the travel and leisure sector, having worked closely with a number of travel company clients and spent invaluable time on secondment with a large airline/holiday company.

Lupton Fawcett has seen an increase in demand for its corporate finance services across its three offices, which has also seen the firm appoint two new solicitors, Josh Lodge and Sarah Webster, to its Corporate team in 2016, both of whom were previously trainee solicitors with the firm. This brings the firm’s Corporate Finance team to 16 solicitors.

Commenting on Will’s appointment, York-based Corporate Finance Director Martin Frost says “Over the past eighteen months, the workload in our corporate department has steadily risen.  We have been supporting many businesses through mergers and acquisitions, and have advised on a number of transactions across a variety of sectors, including the food and drink, manufacturing, printing and hotel and leisure sectors.  Looking to the future, as businesses capitalise on a recovering economy and put in place their growth and expansion plans, we remain committed to supporting them.  The appointments we have made recently and the skills and experience they bring to the team will help us achieve this. 

As always, we continue to seek lateral hires from those with a real understanding of the North Yorkshire market.”

Will comments: “Lupton Fawcett is renowned for being a forward thinking, law firm of choice for many businesses in the Yorkshire market. Joining a firm that focuses entirely on providing client-focussed advice and a relationship driven service means that I can very much put into practice the skills and experience I have developed so far.  The experience of Martin and the team and their knowledge of the York and North Yorkshire market place is one that I am looking forward to building on.”

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