About David

David specialises in property portfolio management work for a wide range of institutions and investors.  Clients include diocesan boards of finance, the Yorkshire province of another religious denomination, as well as a number of other religious, educational and other charitable and not-for-profit organisations.  He understands the additional technical legal and compliance requirements of ecclesiastical and charity law and endeavours to find ways in which clients can fulfil their commercial goals whilst also being pragmatic and sensitive.  His broad practice allows him to offer commercial advice tempered by a sensitivity to, and awareness of, the objectives and responsibilities of his ecclesiastical and charity clients.

David is a deputy registrar in the Dioceses of Leeds and York and is the deputy registrar of the Discipline Tribunals for the Province of York.

Professional Societies

  • Ecclesiastical Law Society
  • Ecclesiastical Law Association
  • Charity Law Association
  • Law Society


  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Portfolio Acquisitions and Disposals
  • Charities

When not at work

David enjoys walking, cycling, railways, and following politics and current affairs.  He has walked the Dales Way and climbed the Yorkshire Three Peaks for charity twice.  A memorable birthday was celebrated with an afternoon with lunch on the Orient Express hauled by a steam engine.

Sectors that David is involved in:

Education, Charities and Social Enterprises, Academy Conversions and Projects, Independent Schools, Ecclesiastical Law

Contact Staff Member

My company has used Lupton Fawcett's property team exclusively for more than 17 years which is an accolade in itself. Our business demands a dedicated, quick and responsive approach to managing existing tenant relationships and developing new ones. Lupton Fawcett have always provided a high level of service which reflects these requirements

Jeremy Oldroyd, Managing Director

Montgomery Property Group

David "provides excellence service."

The Legal 500 UK

“Over the last decade, Kirsty, Zoe and Sarah have built up an excellent reputation within the sector for providing first-class advice and service to our clients across all aspects of commercial property issues. As such, they have become a huge asset to the department and their promotion is very well deserved.”

David Whitaker, Lupton Fawcett’s Head of Commercial Property


Qualified as a Solicitor

Became Partner at Lupton Fawcett

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