About Giles

Giles is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Finance Department. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, group reorganisations, joint ventures and shareholder disputes. He has acted for private equity-backed companies and owner-managed businesses. He has worked on a number of portfolio acquisitions and disposals involving multiple simultaneous transactions.

He heads up the firm’s Care Team and also has experience in the hotel and leisure sector.  He is a specialist in advising limited liability partnerships and family-owned businesses.

Giles is the Chairman of the firm’s Remunerations Committee, having previously been a member of the firm’s Strategy Board. He is well known in the Yorkshire market for his experience and approachable style and excellent client service. One client comments, “having Giles Clegg acting for us, with his wealth of experience, meant that we were constantly several steps ahead of the other advisers.”

When not at work

Giles is a keen yachtsman and has competed in the Round the Island Race on a number of occasions; he has also taken up golf and completed a number of 10km running races.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society

Specialisms

Sectors that Giles is involved in:

Care Homes, GP Practices, Sport and Leisure, Hotels, Healthcare, Care Quality Commission Investigations, Football Clubs, Healthcare and Care Home Fee Disputes, Preparing For a Positive Outcome

Accreditations / Awards

According to Legal 500 Lupton Fawcett's Corporate and Commercial department in Leeds is described as 'a highly expirienced group' led by Giles Clegg.

The Legal 500, November 2018

Experienced with a calm head and eye for detail," according to a client, who also says: "He has provided much-needed reassurance and pragmatic legal advice.

Chambers & Partners UK

Giles and his team were invaluable to us, showing outstanding attention to detail coupled with a commercial and pragmatic approach where necessary.

Peter Watson, Managing Partner

Simpson Millar

A direct no-nonsense, organised, thoroughly reliable and speedy lawyer. He has significant transactional experience in the healthcare sector.

Chambers & Partners UK 2014

Tenacious, pragmatic and approachable.

Chambers & Partners UK

Having Giles Clegg acting for us at director level, with this wealth of experience, meant that we were constantly several steps ahead of the other advisers.

Henry Robinson

Having Giles Clegg acting for us at director level, with this wealth of experience, meant that we were constantly several steps ahead of the other advisers.

Henry Robinson

Giles and his team were invaluable to us, showing outstanding attention to detail coupled with a commercial and pragmatic approach where necessary.

Peter Watson

Managing Partner, Simpson Millar

“The management team at Smart Buildings has created and grown an innovative IT business based in Yorkshire. I am really pleased that they have realised the value of their hard work and that the Lupton Fawcett team have been able to support them through the process.”

Giles Clegg, Lupton Fawcett Corporate Partner

1988

Graduated Nottingham University

Qualified as a Solicitor with Roythorne & Co

Became a Partner at Cobbetts

Joined Lupton Fawcett as a Director

Elected to the Lupton Fawcett Strategy Board

Elected to the Remuneration Committee

Elected as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee

Appointed as Head of the Corporate Finance Department

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