Kevin joined Lupton Fawcett in 1977 as an Articled Clerk. He trained as a non-contentious lawyer, qualifying in 1979, eventually specialising in corporate finance and is now a Consultant Member in the Corporate Finance Department as well as Finance Director.
Kevin has experience of all types of commercial law but has principally dealt with sales and purchases of the whole (or parts) of businesses, restructuring, and fundraising (largely for owner managed businesses in Yorkshire). Recent activities have included some public company and M&A work for Renew Holdings plc (a Leeds based AIM-listed company), corporate advice for Seabrook Crisps (a local privately owned business), and corporate and commercial advice for Hubwise Holdings (a recent start-up financial services support business).
In addition, over the years, Kevin has developed a speciality for advising charitable entities on their corporate and governance structures, including Hollybank Trust, the National Day Nurseries Association, Scarborough College and, recently, PSL which is responsible for the new Tetleys building in Leeds.
Kevin and his wife, Anne, have five adult children, so having been relieved of the burden of their upbringing and education they spend their time playing a little golf, going to the theatre, gardening, travelling, and the gym. Kevin also paints and plays the guitar (a little) and his ambition is to speak Portuguese fluently.
Kevin has also sat on the boards of several charities: