Putting You Ahead

We see the world through your eyes and we walk in your shoes.
We are Lupton Fawcett LLP and we put you ahead.

Experts in Business Law

Modern business is competitive. Our experienced and commercially-minded lawyers have the acumen to keep you one step ahead. We don’t just know the law inside out; we understand your business too, and how to make the legal process work in your favour.

Perfectly Tailored Housebuilding Advice

If you are looking for legal advice and assistance on any topic relating to housebuilding, the specialist solicitors at Lupton Fawcett are here to help.

Solicitors in Leeds & One of Yorkshire's Top Law firms with offices in Sheffield & York

Lupton Fawcett is a Top 200 UK law firm with an expert team of dedicated Solicitors in Leeds, with offices throughout Yorkshire in Sheffield & York

We provide the full range of private client legal services to individuals and an extensive range of corporate and commercial legal services to businesses throughout Yorkshire, the North of England, and across the UK.

We combine our knowledge with the highest levels of client care to provide you with a professional but friendly service. At Lupton Fawcett, we understand that you want more than just options.

You need specific answers to specific challenges.

We believe knowledge is power, and our vast experience and deep understanding of commercial and personal legal services underlines our expertise in all areas.

Long term relationships are built on clear advice, exceeding expectations and pricing options that put you in control. We all face challenges along life’s journey. It’s how we approach them that matters.

When critical decisions have to be made, you’ve got to know who to trust. We invest time in building long-term relationships with our clients so they know that, whether it’s a business or personal matter, if they need advice, we’ll be there for them.

Get in touch with our team in Leeds or our Solicitors in Sheffield, or our Solicitors in York to find out how we can help you.

“It is an absolute privilege to be able to lead Lupton Fawcett through its next stage of growth. Lupton Fawcett is a great business and one I am very proud of. Whilst we may be living in turbulent times, our strategy remains; to be the region’s law firm of choice. My vision is to make this one of the greatest places to work, offering a fantastic range of legal services for all, whilst focusing on the professionalism of our people and quality of our advice. Lupton Fawcett will always be a trusted law firm who you can come to in the best and worst of times. I relish leading the firm forward through and beyond the current uncertainties.”

James Richardson, Lupton Fawcett’s Managing Partner

Your Business Needs

Everyday business is full of legal pitfalls. By understanding your strategy, goals, and objectives, we can help you steer clear of legal wrangles before they impact upon your bottom line. Our services go far beyond supporting your team with everyday ‘emergencies’. No two businesses are the same, so you will always receive a bespoke legal service from a team that protects and prioritises your business like it’s our own, and speaks your language, avoiding confusing ‘legalese’.

It’s a competitive world we live in.  To stay ahead of the game, you need to keep abreast of the rules, or all too soon you’ll find someone’s moved the goalposts.  That’s why our objective is to make the law work harder for our clients every day, not just in times of crisis.

We consider every one of our client’s businesses to be as important as our own.  Our approachable team is reassuringly straight-talking, open-minded, and forward-thinking.

Lupton Fawcett’s Solicitors in Leeds ( York & Sheffield) offer a full range of legal services for businesses including corporate law, employment lawcommercial propertyintellectual propertybusiness recovery and insolvency, commercial law, regulatory and corporate defence, professional negligence claims and commercial disputes and litigation. 

Your Personal Needs

We believe in a far more personal approach to law that recognises and understands your individual wishes and concerns, and the concerns of your family and loved ones. While we understand the need for a methodical and clinical approach to law, we also appreciate the sensitive nature of many personal cases. As such, you can trust our team to handle each challenge compassionately and respectfully, while remaining professional.

What makes a good lawyer great?  At Lupton Fawcett, we think it has a lot to do with surpassing people’s expectations.  It’s a philosophy that runs through our entire practice, resulting in an integrated team of passionate experts with a refreshing take on the full spectrum of legal services.

Lupton Fawcett offers a full range of legal services for individuals at every stage of life including wills, trusts and estates, probatelasting powers of attorneyfamily law, private client criminal defence, motoring offences and civil disputes and litigation.

Whatever life throws at you, we’ll be right there to support you.


We Know What You Expect from Your Law Firm. This Is How We Deliver It.

Regular communication about progress

We understand how important the issues you are facing are to you, your family and your business. We know that you want to bring matters, however large or small, to a timely conclusion so you can move on with your lives. We work hard to ensure that nothing takes longer than necessary, and we make sure you are kept up to date with progress at all times. If something changes and timescales are affected, you’ll know why and what we are doing to resolve it.

We care about your experience with us, and we care about how the law impacts your life. We take a personal interest in all of our clients, handling each case proactively, with compassion and attention to detail.

Clear information about costs

We firmly believe that you should have access to leading legal representation regardless of your circumstances. We’ve created a series of flexible payment options, and we are always fully transparent about all the costs involved. We will discuss everything with you at the outset so that you are in control and can find the best option for you and your budget. You’ll get regular updates along the way, and everything will be itemised.

Information about the legal process

We pride ourselves on effective use of language and regular communication throughout the legal process. We know how frustrating it feels to be dependent on a system you may not understand, and may never have interacted with before. We appreciate the trust you have placed in us to help you navigate this often complex system on your behalf, and we want to make sure you are given proper insight as to what is going on at any given moment, what the next steps are and what the likely outcome will be.

Why Choose Lupton Fawcett?

Having advised and supported many individuals and businesses, we are proud to offer clients a dedicated service from specialist solicitors who are experts in their field.

We're Award Winning

We were awarded the Legal 500 HR/Employment Law team of the year in 2017

We're Connected

We're connected to the people, businesses and infrastructure throughout Yorkshire

We Put You First

You can be sure to expect superb client service from us. Our clients are our priority

We're Accredited

Recognised by leading Legal Directories Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500

Accreditations / Awards

I have been absolutely delighted with the service and attention to detail provided by Sarah and her assistant Thomas. To say this has not been an easy process is an understatement but Sarah has remained on the ball throughout and has worked tirelessly chasing other parties to secure a satisfactory resolution. Both Sarah and Thomas have communicated regularly keeping me informed at all stages of the process even following things up outside of normal office hours. I would not hesitate to use their service again and would recommend them to anyone.

Lucy Dickinson

“Alex handled a very sensitive and complex legal situation exceptionally well with the utmost professionalism. Alex did not over complicate the issue and instead explained in plain English all legal concepts and as a result we achieved a fantastic result. Alex remained extremely focused and was determined to get the matter finalised in a timely manner even to the extent of ensuring completion during a period of pre-booked annual leave. Thank you Alex, a true professional and excellent as always.”

Sarah Heaton, Human Resources Manager

St Leonard's Hospice

Thank you Meghan for your advice and support in putting my case forward in such a way that the magistrates took account of my condition, and as a result, gave me a manageable penalty.


“I have worked in Sheffield for more than 30 years, I enjoy working at Lupton Fawcett in this city as it allows me to connect with both local individuals and organisations. I am proud to provide advice to a range of clients including local individuals, those further afield and also to organisations such as Sheffield Age UK and Sheffield Mencap and Gateway. As a Private Client Solicitor, I offer sup”

Tricia Carter

“The Archbishop of York is glad to announce that Louise Mary Connacher, Deputy Registrar of the Diocese of York, Master of Arts (cantab.), Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and Partner of Lupton Fawcett LLP has accepted the invitation to become Acting Diocesan Registrar from 15 April 2019 and Deputy Registrar of the Province of York, to be known as Acting Provincial Registrar.”

The office of the Archbishop of York

“I am delighted at how they got to grips with the very complex issues and completed exceptionally difficult negotiations against the clock”

Bradford City Football Club

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