About Jonathan

Jonathan is a Partner at Lupton Fawcett having undertaken Articles in Leeds and qualifying as a Solicitor in 1989, joining Denison Till in York. Jonathan was managing partner of Denison Till and led the successful merger of the firm with Lupton Fawcett LLP in 2013.  Recognised in the Legal 500 as a litigator, Jonathan has over 30 years’ experience in the dispute resolution field.

Jonathan has acted in a wide range of both commercial and private client litigation acquiring considerable practical experience which, combined with a commercial approach, has demonstrated a proven track record of successfully litigated and mediated cases.  Jonathan’s civil practice includes complex contractual disputes, professional negligence, civil fraud, shareholder & partnership litigation, breach of trust, contentious probate and Inheritance Act claims.

In addition to his civil practice, Jonathan has extensive experience in many aspects of regulatory enforcement and criminal prosecutions with an emphasis on health & safety, financial crime including fraud and bribery (with experience in cross-jurisdictional criminal proceedings in Europe) and Data Protection compliance, helping companies and business owners through complex legislation, compliance issues with Regulators and in the risk management process from investigation to prosecution.

Jonathan is consistently listed as a key individual in his field in Legal 500 directories

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • Health and Safety Lawyers Association


Jonathan acts for both Claimants and Defendants and advises on a broad range of issues including:

  • Commercial Contractual Disputes
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Contentious Trusts, Probate and Inheritance Claims
  • Professional Negligence
  • Debt Recovery and Insolvency
  • Regulatory Compliance – Health & Safety/Environmental/Financial
  • Data Regulation

When not at work

He enjoys walking, running, watching football, good beer and being a taxi driver to his three children.

Sectors that Jonathan is involved in:

Agriculture and Landed Estates, Charities and Social Enterprises, Sport & Leisure, Student Accommodation, Football Clubs

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Accreditations / Awards

Jonathan Cripwell's strength in handling fraud cases, proceeds of Crime Act matters and those consuring cash forfeiture are highlighted by Legal 500.

Legal 500, November 2018

The overall level of service was and is excellent. Questions were dealt with on the same day by either email of phone. I consider industry knowledge and advice to be over and above the norm.

Jonathan Cripwell is the only solicitor I would contemplate advising with regard to any civil litigation. His advice is clear, concise and accurate. He gives the impression that the clients and the case are more important than six minute units.


Qualified as a Solicitor

Became a Partner at Denison Till

Became Managing Partner at Denison Till

Denison Till merged with Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley

Awarded ILM Exceptional Trainer Certificate

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