About Howard

Howard is a Partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Department. He has over 30 years litigation experience dealing with a vast array of commercial disputes including contractual claims, large insurance claims, professional negligence, and all aspects of chancery litigation.

Howard acts for all types of professional and business partnerships including farming partnerships and has developed a niche for acting for solicitors in partnership disputes. He has also established a substantial reputation in director/shareholder disputes which often involve family companies.

He regularly deals with large complex estates involving disputes between executors, trustees and beneficiaries. Howard also has considerable experience of advising in professional negligence actions, particularly those arising out of negligent legal advice. Howard has acted in several large insurance claims following fire damage (122).

Howard is a longstanding member of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Solicitors) and APP (Association of Partnership Practitioners).

Professional Societies

  • Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors (ACTAPS)
  • Member of Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP)


When not at work

Howard has a keen interest in skiing, DIY, woodwork and cooking. He is also a musician and a double bass player and is often to be found stroking his G-string on a Saturday night!

Sectors that Howard is involved in:

Agriculture and Landed Estates

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Accreditations / Awards

Howard Rutter has unrivalled experience in dealing with solicitors partnership disputes.

Legal 500 2019

Howard Rutter is a "tough negotiator and a very practical lawyer".

Legal 500 - 2019

Lupton Fawcett's howard Rutter who heads the Contentious Trusts and Probate team is noted as having 'a serious track record of securing excellent results for clients.'

The Legal 500 UK

Thank you for everything you have done to bring calm back into my life - I will be forever grateful. You have been serious when you had to be and you worked very hard to get the result I wanted.

Mrs M

Howard Rutter "quickly gains the confidence of clients and opponents".

The Legal 500 UK


Joined Lupton Fawcett to establish a Commercial Litigation Department.

Established the Chancery Litigation Team at Lupton Fawcett LLP

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