About Michele

Michele works in the Corporate Finance Department in Sheffield, heads the Sheffield office and is joint head of the Education team. Michele specialises in transactional work, mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, group re-organisations (including cross border and international transactions), banking work, and refinancing. She often deals with transactions which are in different jurisdictions across the EU and has acted for a number of her clients for many years, garnering a greater understanding of both their short and long term strategic business objectives.

Michele has edited the chapter on buying and selling companies/businesses for the last five editions of Kelly’s Draftsman.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • Association of Women Solicitors


When not at work

Michele enjoys growing fruit and vegetables in her garden. She spends her spare time sprinting, hill climbing, racing in her Morgan and knitting. She was Chairman of the Morgan Sports Car Club between 2015 and 2017.

Sectors that Michele is involved in:

Charities and Social Enterprises, Education, Academy Conversions and Projects, Independent Schools

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Accreditations / Awards

Michele Phillips is very practically minded, results oriented, and able to find reasonable compromises in a negotiation.

Legal 500 2019

Head of Lupton Fawcett Sheffield office, Michele Phillips, has been singled out as a 'leading individual' by Legal 500. According to the guide, she 'stands out for finance work and always looks for the unexpected and manages these issues easily'.

Legal 500, November 2018

We have known the Corporate Team at Lupton Fawcett for many years and they have assisted the Crossroads Group on a number of commercial transactions. The most recent acquisition by the Group was, in my experience, one of the most complicated and sensitive deals that I have been involved with. The Corporate Team, led by Michele Phillips, performed in a highly professional and efficient manner and I have no doubt that their assistance was a major contributory factor in us closing our latest acquisition deal.

Andrew Fletcher

Crossroads Group Limited

“The new fit out is impressive and provides our team and clients with first class meeting facilities and presentation rooms.”

Michele Phillips, Lupton Fawcett Head of Sheffield Office


Graduated from the University of Birmingham

Qualified as a Solicitor in Birmingham

Joined Lupton Fawcett LLP

Became a partner at Lupton Fawcett LLP

Moved to Lupton Fawcett Sheffield office

Appointed Head of Sheffield Office

Established Lupton Fawcett Education team

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