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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

Meet The Team

Lucy 1

Lucy Smyth

HR Advisor

Business Support, HR Consultancy

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

Leanne Macdonald

Leanne Macdonald

Senior Solicitor

Commercial Property

Adele Walker 2

Adele Walker

Trainee Solicitor

Residential Property & Conveyancing

Annabel Denby-Hollis 1

Annabel Denby-Hollis

Trainee Solicitor

Dispute Resolution

Ellie Davies

Ellie Davies


Commercial Property

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Fiona Crothers


Charities & Social Enterprises, Education

Wendo Chimimba 1

Wendo Chimimba


Regulatory & Corporate Defence

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Alison Pharoah


Intellectual Property

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Tricia Carter


Private Client

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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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Natasha Wright

Trainee Solicitor


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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


Commercial Property

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Joss Richardson

Associate Solicitor


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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

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Hannah Boynes

Senior Solicitor


Ellie Leatherday

Ellie Leatherday



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David Smyllie


Business Recovery & Insolvency

Andrew Black 3

David Baines

Senior Solicitor

Intellectual Property

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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

Julian Moran 1

Julian Moran



Accreditations / Awards

Our Lawyers In Sheffield: Lupton Facwett

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Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire, with a population of more than 570,000.

With its roots placed firmly in the industrial revolution, and is famous worldwide for its cutlery,  Sheffield is also credited as being the birthplace of football (soccer) with the creation of The Sheffield Rules and Sheffield FC (the world’s oldest football club) in 1857.

The Sheffield of today is a vibrant and innovative city and one of the greenest in the UK. The landscape benefits from many parks and gardens. It also merges into the Peak District National Park, which lies within its borders.

Business Landscape

Historically speaking, Sheffield is known as the Steel City, due to its role at the forefront of steel production in the 18th and 19thcenturies. Fast forward to today and Sheffield is a city experiencing a renaissance with the digital, creative and technology industries just some of the major growth areas.

Manufacturing remains an extremely important industry within the city and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (NAMRC) at the University of Sheffield are having a major international impact, producing, among other things, parts for the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner and for Formula One.

Sheffield boasts two world-class universities, bringing over 58,000 students to the city each year. The University of Sheffield is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, while the business-focused approach of Sheffield Hallam University enables it to work closely with major industry leaders such as Sony, Microsoft, Cisco and BP.

Major employers in the city include HSBC, Boeing, Rolls Royce, Sky and BT, although the public sector is still the largest employer in the city.

Culture and Social Scene

Sheffield is renowned for its sporting heritage and is home to Sheffield United FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC and the World Snooker Championship at the iconic Crucible Theatre.

The Crucible helps to make up the largest theatre complex outside London along with the Lyceum Theatre. Together they offer a wide programme of events including West End musicals, cutting-edge drama and home-grown performances.

With its many theatres, museums, galleries, music festivals and sporting events, the city undoubtedly has an enviable cultural programme.

Music is in the city’s blood with acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Pulp, Def Leppard, The Human League and  Joe Cocker all originating here so it’s no surprise that there is a thriving music scene with numerous venues hosting bands, solo artists and DJs throughout the year.

Legal Services and cases in Sheffield

Sheffield is currently in the midst of major regeneration and redevelopment work. Office and residential space in the city is now at a premium and property law is a key part of the legal landscape. The residential property market is also very active.  Our specialist lawyers represent numerous clients on a range of issues including conveyancing, property development and planning and property disputes.

With the city’s large-scale regeneration comes an increased number of businesses setting up and moving in. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are at the heart of the Sheffield City Region’s economy and Lupton Fawcett represents a high number of these, including many family-owned businesses, on different aspects of corporate/commercial and employment law. 

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.

Another element to the longer-term plans for Sheffield is the proposed HS2 high-speed rail line, which is due to come to the city in 2033. Although reception to the plans has been largely positive, there have been a number of legal challenges along the way which have centred around environmental disputes, contract issues and planning problems. With the first phase of the railway not set to open for another decade, this is an issue that is likely to continue for some time.

Why choose Lupton Fawcett

The name Lupton Fawcett is a by-word for excellence, quality and professionalism. We have an exceptional team that provides a full range of legal services for individual and commercial clients across the UK.

As a client of Lupton Fawcett, you will have access to some of the most highly skilled and experienced lawyers in the business who will use their specialist knowledge to represent you and protect your interests at every stage.

You are guaranteed a team of solicitors who are recognised throughout the industry as among the best in the business and who will provide you with a bespoke service for your individual circumstances.

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.

We have offices in Sheffield, Leeds and York and can advise clients on all areas of the law. Whatever your situation, call our team in confidence on 0333 323 5259 and speak to one of our legal experts.

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. 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

Superb service and attention to detail throughout. I have no hesitation in recommending Lupton Fawcett


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


Excellent service from start to finish.

Mr Grassick

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


Tricia Carter has a long association with Sheffield Mencap and Gateway and we're very glad to know her. For many years she has met regularly with groups of parent carers during the day and in evenings to answer questions about ways of leaving money and property through wills and trusts to people with learning disabilities. The families I work with always get a lot from her sessions and she is careful to always give impartial, sensible advice. I have only ever had extremely positive feedback from family carers who've come to the sessions and I've learnt a lot over the years from her too.

Dalia Magrill

Sheffield Mencap and Gateway

Tricia Carter provided me with an exceptional service in a very timely manner, continually demonstrating an exceptional knowledge of legislation, guiding me through the options available to me and my circumstances. I would recommend Tricia and the professional services she offers to everyone.

Tricia is always very pleased to receive a 'thank you letter' from a client at the conclusion of a matter. Amongst these have been "many thanks indeed for the immediate help and support", and "thank you for looking after us at this time in a friendly and compassionate manner."

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

Lupton Fawcett's Coporate tax department, headed by Julian Moran, is highlighted for its expertise.

Legal 500, November 2018

I have had the pleasure of working with Julian for the last 18 months and he has always worked to the highest professional standards. VAT is a minefield which requires safe navigation and with Julian on your team, you can reach the other side not only intact, but with more than you started. Always thorough and thinks outside the box – just what you really need.

Phil Whitfield, Executive Chairman

Humdinger Ltd

I am delighted that my sister recommended Joss and your firm to me - at the time I did not realise how important it was going to be to have specialists in tax, trusts as well as corporate law and the fact that you had all three specialisms and worked so well together made the whole process far simpler for me…. Having in the past worked in house at a law firm for seven years and worked closely with lots of different law firms since, I know that the way you work is special.

Richard Shanks, Managing Director

Professional Financial Centre Limited

Thanks so much... we really couldn't have done it without you. Thank you!

Pippa Hale, Co-founder

PSL, Charity

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 an d is praised for his 'significant experience defending businesses and senior employee's

The Legal 500 UK

I have been extremely pleased with the outcome of this case and would like to express my gratitude for your 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

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