Solicitors in Sheffield. Lupton Fawcett – One of the Top Law firms in Sheffield

Why Choose Lupton Fawcett?


Our Sheffield Solicitors are dedicated, qualified and experienced legal professionals. Across Yorkshire and the North of England, the name Lupton Fawcett stands for legal service excellence, quality, and professionalism. 

Our offices on Bank Street boast an exceptional team of lawyers, support staff and some of the leading and most recognised Solicitors in Sheffield.

No matter where you find yourself on life’s journey, we provide exceptional advice, advocacy, and representation to help you or your business reach your destination and achieve what you set out to.

We combine our knowledge with the highest levels of client care to provide you with a professional but friendly service. At Lupton Fawcett, we understand that you want more than just options.  You need specific answers to specific challenges.

As a client of Lupton Fawcett, you will have access to some of the most highly skilled and experienced lawyers in Sheffield & South Yorkshire. We will use our specialist knowledge to represent you and protect your interests at every stage of whatever challenge or venture you face

You are guaranteed a team of solicitors who are widely acknowledged throughout the industry as being among the best, and who will provide you with a bespoke service, tailored to your individual circumstances.

We see the world through your eyes and we walk in your shoes.
We are Lupton Fawcett LLP and we put you ahead.

If you, your family or your business need expert legal advice, Then talk to our Solicitors in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. We are here to help.


Lupton Fawcett LLP
The Synergy Building,
Belgrave House,
47 Bank Street,
S1 2DR

Phone: 0114 276 6607

Fax: 0114 276 6608

DX: 312601 Sheffield 47

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Sheffield Solicitors for You, Your family and Your Life

At Lupton Fawcett, we take great pride in the reputation we’ve earned in South Yorkshire as an approachable, friendly, but professional firm of solicitors to deal with.

In our lives, we will all have the need for legal support and opinion from time to time, and our team of experts is here to help. In choosing Lupton Fawcett, you can rest assured that your interests will always come first

As an award-winning law firm in Yorkshire, our Sheffield Solicitors are all experts in their specialist subjects. Call our team today for the best legal representation Sheffield has to offer.

For more information, and if you would like to find out more about who our legal experts in Sheffield are,  you can view our service teams by clicking on the links on the right-hand side

We one of the most established Commercial Law firms in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.  Our specialist business lawyers provide commercial legal services and advice to firms of all sizes and backgrounds. Helping firms to grow and remain compliant with their sectors’ regulatory environment.

It is important that we get to know our clients really well and pride ourselves on excellent communication and relations with you. We like to think of ourselves as an extension of your business and can take care of all your legal requirements at every stage.

We consistently work to the highest standards and have a reputation for achieving excellent results. We pride ourselves on providing a level of proficiency, commitment, and expertise that everyone should expect from their legal team and deliver a first-class service to all of our clients.

If you would like to find out more about Commercial law legal experts in Sheffield,  you can view our service teams by clicking on the links on the right-hand side

“I would like to thank you [Richard Buckley] for your honest and expert advice. Working with you has been invaluable to me in terms of understanding the legalities concerned with matrimonial matters. I would not hesitate to recommend you to others.”

Helen Stead

Many thanks for all your help (Richard Buckley) and professional guidance throughout this challenging process. I have found your advice and tact through my divorce very helpful providing a well balanced view on all matters and situations that occurred some of them unforeseen and you always helped me to reach the best decision possible. Good luck with everything in the future and I will recommend your services to anyone.

Andy North

As a seasonal SME supplier to retail we have to manage our cashflow and any default by a large retailer causes stress on the whole operation. This happened with a default by one customer and after speaking with Dan Elsworth at Lupton Fawcett a strategy to collect the monies owed was put in place. Dan fully explained the risks, costs and timetable of the strategy. When implemented the plan worked successfully and allowed us to collect funds that we felt had been at great risk. I have no hesitation in recommending Dan and his team at Lupton Fawcett

Steve Walton, Financial Controller

De Ree UK

Thank you ever so much for this. The process at your end (despite my flapping) has been incredibly smooth and we are very grateful for your help.

Mr & Mrs Bailey


Thank you to all involved. We are very happy with the service received by Sarah and her team. We look forward to using you again in the future.



Now that we have had time to sit down and think, we would like to express our thanks to you, Sarah, and to Tom and Olivia for your attention throughout the process, which has contributed to the most stress free house move we have ever experienced. We will not hesitate to recommend Lupton Fawcett to our friends should their need arise. With very grateful thanks.

Irene & John


Thank you so much you guys have been amazing!



Hello dear, thank you very much, you are a good team, I am very happy, you are very cooperative and caring. Again thank you.

Mr Ajaz


It’s been brilliant service thank you. We are hoping to buy somewhere in the next six months so I will be in touch to get a quote.



Thank you for your email telling me of the completion. I would like to take this opportunity of thanking both you, Tom, and Sarah for the efficient service I have once again received. Until the next time!

Mr Khalili


Dear Sarah/Thomas – many thanks for a happy conclusion to our recent purchase. Would recommend Lupton Fawcett to anyone and will, for the consummate professionalism you have shown us and would have no hesitation to employ your services again if the need arises in the future

Roger and Cynthia Burbeary


All went well with the move thanks to Sarah and you, Tom. Hopefully, this will be my last move but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend yourselves to friends or colleagues that enquire about a conveyancing solicitor. Thank you once again.

Mr&Mrs Glossop


The team are always happy to help with any questions or queries and are very quick to respond. They are always lovely to speak to and very professional. This is the second time we have used the team and we would be more than happy to use them again.



Catherine and the team who carried out the conveyancing were excellent. Prompt, efficient and approachable are all words to describe how I felt.



Richard and the team did a fantastic job on the sale of my house. They were efficient, pro-active and happy to answer all queries. I would definitely look to recommend them and look forward to using them in the future.



I have wanted to let you know since the start how very professional and brilliant Donald (Maloney) was in representing my husband. It was me who initially rang around making enquiries with various reputable law firms for representation and it was Donald who stood out amongst all the solicitors I spoke to. Very professional and knowledgeable, attentive and great client relation skills. You have a very good asset there.


When it comes to personal insolvency, Nigel Whitfield is the King in the North. He’s the go-to man when you have a technical problem as he’s seen it all in the past and usually solved it.

Legal 500 2019

Nigel Whitfield is a real leader in the field who is hugely respected by counsel, opponents and clients alike. His case preparation is outstanding and really pays dividends when cases get to court.

Legal 500 2019

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

Legal 500 2019

Clive Lawrence has impressive knowledge and experience, is very professional and provides an excellent service

Legal 500 2019

The coaching coincided with a turbulent time in the organisation and the tools and skills given to me, by Joan, helped me overcome obstacles and ended with me receiving a promotion and a more senior role in the new structure.

Global beverage company executive

Joan has enabled me to focus my mind on personal development. She has harnessed my professional experience. I am now fully focused on opportunities for development.

University business executive

Joan is a highly skilled coach who is able to offer a range of coaching exercises to encourage self-reflection and problem solving. Working with Joan has greatly improved my personal impact and reflect on my interpersonal relationships at work.

Medical charity leader

Joan is a fantastic coach having the ability to bring out the best in people.

Education strategy executive

The service we received was excellent and we were impressed by your professional and sympathetic approach. It was good to understand the processes involved in what was a complex case. In comparison to the responding solicitors, we were very impressed by the detail of your letters and the care in which you took to represent our concerns. Should the need arise in the future, we would have no hesitation in contacting you. Thank you once again for your guidance and support Richard (Buckley).

Mr and Mrs Davis

Mark Honeywell integrates himself well into the client’s team and his expertise and personable nature ensures he provides a personal service. Having a local person who understands the contact of situations makes all the difference.

Legal 500 2019

(Donald Maloney) Thank you for all the support that you have given us. I really do appreciate it. I don't think we would be getting through this without you.


You are a fantastic solicitor (Donald Maloney). Thanks for all your hard work


You have been outstanding on getting this total nightmare resolved! And I applaud you whole heartedly.

Casey Munday

I can't remember the last time I felt compelled to write to anyone with such commendation for a member of staff. The sale of our property has now completed but even had we been without this happy outcome and the sale had fallen through, I would still wish to highly commend Danielle Cook. Danielle's skill and attitude is up there with the very best of them in my many years experience. Danielle's professional competence while under pressure, delivering and managing customer expectations is frankly unusual, first rate and outstanding. I would employ her, yes without question, what an asset.

Mr H

I would like to place on record our gratitude for the way in which your company dealt with our residential property transactions. Especially, we wish to thank Danielle Cook who was our main point of contact. She gave us great confidence and dealt with everything in such a pleasant manner which kept us calm during some difficult moments.

Mr C

"Mark Honeywell provides expert advice around Charity Commission issues and makes his advice absolutely bespoke and appropriate to our charity".

Legal 500 2019

John, described as very personable and very good, is highly respected in the market for his multi-faceted IP practice.

Chambers and Partners 2019

Nigel and Emily Gee are the go to team for personal insolvency. They deliver the desired outcome time after time.


Sarah, thank you for putting my faith back in solicitors! I will certainly be using you for any future needs and recommending you at Luptons without hesitation.

Kelly Mills

Lupton Fawcett’s Family team, in particular Richard Buckley, have consistently provided a service that was not only strong, balanced and responsive but also never lost sight of the deeply personal and emotional nature of my case.

Mr Shaw

It has been a real pleasure working with you in the frame of the asset purchase deal and the sublease we closed in February 2019. Sometimes it was a very stressful dossier, because of all the changes and extra’s the other parties requested. But you took away a lot of worries and handled it so well together with your colleagues at LF! We appreciate your immediate attention each time we have a question, your professionalism, your personal approach and last but not least your kindness and your positive attitude. We enjoy working together with you and your colleagues for our future legal issues.

Carol-Ann Vandeput


Simon is listed as a key individual in his field in The Legal 500 UK. In recent editions he has been described as "highly rated by clients."

The Legal 500 UK

I just want to express my thanks, coupled with my admiration, for what you have done for me and for my family. To bring home the bacon after all these years of frustration and enforced despair over my unfortunate financial relationship with an old associate and supposed friend is something of a miracle – my daughter and others have long consoled me by writing off the whole sorry business……..and now you and Natasha have made them all eat their words! I am smiling a lot.

Nigel Whitfield is one of the best in the city for bankruptcy issues.

Chambers & Partners UK 2007

Nigel Whitfield is highly sought-after for his bankruptcy expertise, particularly in more complex cases. He is recognised for his creativity and for always trying his damnedest to get the best result. He retains his number 1 ranking for personal insolvency work.

Chambers & Partners UK 2008

Nigel Whitfield does a tremendous job on personal insolvency, according to sources. He is particularly noted for his skill in complex bankruptcies and stands out as "one of the best personal insolvency lawyers in the north."

Chambers & Partners UK 2009

Nigel Whitfield "is tenacious in the way he investigates" and has particular experience in dealing with property bankruptcies. Clients also say that he takes a "pragmatic approach" to problematic cases.

Chambers & Partners UK 2013

Nigel Whitfield is praised as being "good at out-of-the-box thinking, and is always willing to go the extra mile"

Chambers & Partners UK 2016

Michelle is the best thing since sliced bread and has the patience of a saint whilst working with the other crackpots in this team!

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

From the outset, Meghan helped put me more at ease, by explaining the process in simple terms which before seemed like a very daunting task. She was calm and professional during my interview, which helped as the policeman had little understanding of how the law works in these situations. Meghan looked through my case and really helped me through the next steps towards court. I received very good advice at court. Meghan's knowledge of the law helped me achieve the result I needed to retain my license and be able to carry on with my busy life. My family, staff and I will be forever grateful.

Pete Gunson

Thank you for helping us when we found that our new product was being copied. Your knowledge of the law and astute tactics and strategy using the court process enabled us to stop the copying, recover costs and damages. Top drawer advice and a great result for us. We are very pleased with the outcome.

Stephen Greenhalgh, Managing Director


I just wanted to thank you for help. The issue was a serious one for us as it may have caused embarrassment and potential liability in our supply chain. Your wise counsel, in-depth knowledge of trademark law, and firm but commercial approach enabled us to resolve this matter both quickly and successfully and avoiding any liability for us and our business partners. Achieving an amicable settlement was a real success and we are delighted with the outcome.

Steve Walton, Finance Director

De Ree UK

I have worked with John for a number of years and can say that he personifies a rare mix of an excellent legal technician and pragmatic, commercially astute businessman. John is a consummate diplomat, having the knowledge and experience to read a situation to perfection, and to use the appropriate force for the circumstances in hand. Many years ago I was on the opposite side to John in a hard-fought contentious matter. It was a very uncomfortable place to be. I can trust John to deliver when called upon. I therefore have absolutely no hesitation in recommending John.

Ann Critchell-Ward

VP Intellectual Property, TomTom

I found John Sykes to be a skilful lawyer, commercially astute, dedicated and hard working, with good judgement, combined with detailed knowledge of - for us - copyright law, he did a good job for us, managed the team well on the case, and I would recommend him without hesitation

Simon Enoch

"absolutely superb" "...doyen of IP" "a specialist who truly knows his IP" "Pioneering..." "effective communicator", his "accurate, common-sense approach makes him a favourite with clients" "advice is always clear and commercial", and "he gives you the robust guidance needed to help you make a proper decision." "absolutely on the ball." "offers a personalised service that is spot on."

The Legal 500 UK

Her pleasant manner and detailed knowledge are invaluable

Business focussed legal partner who provides expert guidance and tools that align complex legalities to corporate culture within fiscal expectations

Forensic analysis of the facts of a given situation with strong empathic grasp of likely responses of the involved parties facilitating construction of legally compliant solutions which are likely to be accepted with minimum damage to relationships

Will not only tell you the 'pack drill' but will work with you to come up with the best solution

My first choice for consistent high standards in all Employment Law matters

Jeremy Scott heads the Lupton Fawcett Regulatory and corporate defence department and is praised for his 'significant experience defending businesses and senior employees'.

The Legal 500 UK

I have been extremely pleased with the outcome of this case and would like to express my gratitude for your (Jeremy Scott) help on the matter, as I believe this is an outcome that I could not have achieved otherwise.

ET, London

David has "vast and broad experience."

Chambers and Partners UK 2016

David Smyllie is recognised for director disqualification work, where he has worked on some high-profile matters. Interviewees have described him as a "great solicitor" who offers robust, practical advice to clients.

Chambers & Partners UK 2014

Practice head David Smyllie is "highly skilled."

The Legal 500 UK 2013

Lupton Fawcett's Daniel Elsworth is a key name for commercial debt recovery work.

Legal 500, November 2018

We have been using the services of Lupton Fawcett for over four years after having them recommended to us. Our account has been managed during this time by Dan Elsworth whose knowledge and professionalism is second to none. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who needs support and advice in managing their business debt.

E Walmsley, Financial Director

Live Magazines Limited

An experienced litigator with balanced common-sense to provide consistent advice on commercial viability of recovery together with an enviable success rate.

Rob McTiffin, Managing Director

Nationwide Property Solutions Ltd

Clive Lawrence, who heads Lupton Fawcett's Intellectual Property department, is diligent , handles the details well and easily gets to the root of the problem and finds the most desired solution

Legal 500, November 2018

Well-written, incisive and informative, Brands: Law, Practice and Precedents is vital reading for intellectual property, commercial and media lawyers, as well as advertising and marketing consultancies, design agencies and brand managers in major companies

The Inhouse Lawyer Magazine on “Brands: Law, Practice and Precedents” (Jordan Publishing Ltd 2008)

I would just like to write a few lines on the service I have received. From the very outset, Meghan helped put me more at ease, by explaining the process in simple terms of which before, seemed like a very daunting task. She was very calm and professional during my interview, which helped as the policeman had little understanding of how the law works in these situations. Meghan looked through the case and really helped me through the next steps towards the court. My family, staff and I will be forever grateful, and I would not hesitate to recommend Meghan Waldron and Lupton Fawcett.

Pete Gunson

There is always someone to help me whenever needed and I do tend to need everything in an emergency! Lupton Fawcett & student accommodation team are always very professional as well as proactive in suggesting improved ways of working. A leading national student accommodation provider with over 24 sites.

Student accommodation provider

Since joining Lupton Fawcett, I have nothing but praise for the way they have dealt with my affairs. Sarah (Sargent) and her team have handled several difficult transfers which they inherited from my previous solicitors (for whom I had lost all confidence in). Going forward, I have numerous property sales in 2017 and a large development of 14 executive houses which will be ongoing for the next 2-3 years. I'm looking forward to the future knowing that my legal requirements are in the hands of a competent team. I have recommended Sarah to several of my friends and business associates

Mario Monfredi

Monfredibuilders Ltd

It was great to speak to Ben who clearly understands the Dairy Industry Law so well, he understood our situation right from the beginning which made it easy to explain a complex situation, I would definitely recommend Ben Clay from Lupton Fawcett to assist with farming related matters.

Vicky Watts

Meet The Team

Robert Barnard 1

Robert Barnard

Client Services Principal

Business Recovery & Insolvency, Debt Recovery

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Danielle Cook

Trainee Solicitor

Commercial Property

Donald Maloney

Donald Maloney

Senior Solicitor

Regulatory & Corporate Defence

Adele Walker 2

Adele Walker

Trainee Solicitor


Annabel Denby-Hollis 1

Annabel Denby-Hollis

Trainee Solicitor

Dispute Resolution

Ellie Davies

Ellie Davies


Commercial Property

Wendo Chimimba 1

Wendo Chimimba


Regulatory & Corporate Defence

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Alison Pharoah


Intellectual Property

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Stephanie Pollard

Debt Recovery Executive

Debt Recovery

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Simon Lockley


Dispute Resolution

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Sarah Sargent


Residential Property & Conveyancing

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Sarah Illidge

Senior Solicitor

Corporate, Tax

Rob Cooke 2

Rob Cooke


Dispute Resolution

Nicki Mitchell 1

Richard Buckley

Senior Solicitor


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Nigel Whitfield

Partner, Head of Business Recovery & Insolvency

Business Recovery & Insolvency, Debt Recovery

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Michelle Rock

Trade Mark Portfolio Assistant

Intellectual Property

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Michele Phillips

Partner & Head of Sheffield office

Corporate, Education

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Meghan Waldron

Associate Solicitor

Regulatory & Corporate Defence

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Madeline Keast


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Kirsty Coggin


Dispute Resolution

Ryan Bailey

Katie Dawson

Senior Solicitor

Charities & Social Enterprises

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Kate Fowler


Dispute Resolution

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Julian Rowden


Agriculture & Landed Estates, Commercial Property

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John Sykes

Consultant Member

Intellectual Property

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Joan Pettingill



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Jeremy Scott

Partner, Head of Regulatory & Corporate Defence

Regulatory & Corporate Defence

Ellie Leatherday

Ellie Leatherday



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David Smyllie


Business Recovery & Insolvency

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Daniel Elsworth

Senior Debt Recovery Executive

Debt Recovery

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Clive Lawrence

Partner, Head of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

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Ben Clay


Intellectual Property

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Arif Khalfe


Dispute Resolution, Immigration

Mark Honeywell

Mark Honeywell

Partner, Head of Charities & Joint Head of Education

Charities & Social Enterprises, Education

Accreditations / Awards

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