About Daniel

Dan is a Partner and Member at Lupton Fawcett. He trained and qualified in the Leeds office of an international law firm, having resisted temptation to return to his native Lancashire.

Dan joined the Corporate Finance Department in 2007. He specialises in all types of mergers and acquisitions and management buy-outs. He also has extensive experience of a wide variety of group re-organisations, joint ventures and shareholders’ agreements. Dan also has experience acting for both borrowers and lenders in relation to all types of financing, including acquisition finance, invoice discounting, re-financing and mis-selling of interest rate hedging products.

Clients cover a broad spectrum of sectors including catering, garden centres, hotels, events management, design agencies, children’s nurseries and motor dealerships.

Professional Societies

  • Leeds Law Society
  • Law Society


When not at work

Dan is married to Claire, and dad to Alice and Olivia. He recently hung up his boots at the end of a long (and mildly illustrious) career playing both rugby league and rugby union, most recently for Sandal RUFC. He is a member of Wakefield Golf Club and fan of all sports, but spends most of his time ferrying his daughters to and from ballet, musical theatre, gymnastics and swimming lessons.

Sectors that Daniel is involved in:

Breweries & Pubs, Sport & Leisure, Football Clubs, Start-Up Scale-Up

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Accreditations / Awards

Daniel McCormack is approachable, likeable and very competent. He and his team deal with an enormous amount of paperwork in a disciplined manner. Daniel does an excellent job of explaining every step to all parties and is always accessible.

Legal 500 2019

A client said "Dan is the most efficient lawyer I've ever worked with. He is supremely knowledgeable in the field and has the very rare skill of being able to explain things in a manner that a layman can understand."

Chambers and Partners 2019

I instructed Dan in relation to the sale of my company to SIG plc. The very thorough and professional service offered by Dan and his team brought much confidence and comfort to our side of the negotiating platform. A first class job!

Ian Meathrel, Ex-Managing Director, United Trading Company (UK) Limited

Dan has been a trusted source of support and knowledge since we started our business six years ago. He has acted for us from day one and his attention to detail and commercial approach allows him to quickly identify the key points that we need to focus on.

Glenn Cooper, Managing Director, Fresh Hospitality Limited

Dan has carried out a number of share structure matters on behalf of Age Partnership and its subsidiaries. He is an individual I rate highly, deals with matters in a factual way with minimum fuss and is an excellent communicator. I have recommended Dan to others and have had similar feedback. A very good choice of solicitor in my opinion.

Andrew Thirkill

Chairman, Age Partnership Limited

I have known Dan for a number of years and he has been a valuable source of commercial advice across a wide range of issues.

Dirk Mischendahl, Managing Director

Logistik Limited

“The shareholders have built ICS into an incredible business over the years and it’s great the deal with Racing Post has completed. I’m really pleased the Lupton Fawcett team has been able to support them through the process.”

Daniel McCormack, Lupton Fawcett Partner

“Top Treads is a great Wakefield business with bags of potential to grow still further. It was a pleasure to work alongside Paul and Chris, as well as Sharon at Natwest, to help get the deal done. With Steve’s drive and determination, I am sure that the future is bright for Top Treads.”

Daniel McCormack, Lupton Fawcett Corporate Partner


Graduated from the University of Leeds

Qualified as a Solicitor at DLA

Joined Lupton Fawcett

Became a Director at Lupton Fawcett

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