About Jonathan

Jonathan Oxley is a Member and Chairman at Lupton Fawcett LLP.

Jonathan became the firm’s Chairman in April 2020 and is head of the firm’s York office. Jonathan is a corporate lawyer, specialising in buying, selling and financing companies. He also advises on employee share schemes and employee share ownership. Jonathan particularly enjoys working with dedicated, creative and entrepreneurial business people who are looking for pro-active counsel to contribute to the growth and success of their business ventures. He has a particular focus on SME businesses where the benefit of his experience, as the manager of a business, is a great asset to clients. A long-standing client describes Jonathan as “customer focused, knowledgeable, reliable” and as having a “can do attitude”.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • Leeds, Law Society
  • Institute of Directors


When not at work

Jonathan is a former Chairman of the Yorkshire and Humber region of the Institute of Directors (IOD), he continues to represent the IOD in the region on devolution and the Northern Powerhouse.  He is also Chairman of the Yorkshire Shadow Monetary Policy Committee which is run by Lupton Fawcett in conjunction with The Yorkshire Post.

Sectors that Jonathan is involved in:

Pharmacies, Start-Up Scale-Up

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Accreditations / Awards

Lupton Fawcett's Managing Partner, Jonathan Oxley, is described as a 'key name' in Lupton Fawcett's, 'highly expirienced corporate and commercial group' and is praised by clients as 'a calm, pragmatic and commercial professional'

Legal 500, November 2018

Gravitas, knowledge and bedside manner

The Legal 500 UK

Jonathan is an invaluable sounding board with a "can-do attitude".

Chambers & Partners UK

“What makes us stand out from other firms in the city is the fact we are able to offer top quality advice across almost every aspect of commercial and family law. Furthermore, the highly experienced lawyers operating in York have the opportunity, if necessary, to draw on additional expertise within our Leeds and Sheffield offices.”

Jonathan Oxley, Lupton Fawcett Managing Partner

“People spend a great deal of time at work so it is important that they enjoy it. However we all feel pressures beyond the usual at certain times, so it is important to recognise if people are struggling to cope. ”

Jonathan Oxley, Lupton Fawcett Managing Partner

“It was a bonus to have one of the greatest rugby players, of both codes, playing with us too. Not only was it great for everyone to meet Jason, he also helped us raise even more money for a very worthwhile cause.”

Jonathan Oxley, Lupton Fawcett Managing Partner

“Lupton Fawcett is a business I am proud to lead. It has a great heritage and is a trusted advisor for many businesses and individuals. My vision for the future of the firm is for continuing and sustainable profitability, being a great place to work and being justly famous for the skills of our people, the range of our services and the quality of our advice. ”

Jonathan Oxley, Lupton Fawcett Managing Partner


LLB from the University of Nottingham

Gouldens, London (now Jones Day)

Qualified as a Solicitor

Appointed Partner at Lee & Priestley

Appointed Office Managing Partner at Lee & Priestley

Became Managing Partner at Lee & Priestley

Became a Senior Partner at Lee & Priestley

Became a Director at Lupton Fawcett LLP

Became Managing Partner at Lupton Fawcett LLP

Became Chairman at Lupton Fawcett LLP

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