Solicitors in York, Lupton Fawcett – a Top Law Firm in York.

Why Choose Lupton Fawcett’s Solicitors in York?


Our Solicitors in York are committed, qualified, and experienced legal professionals.

Across North Yorkshire and the North of England, the name Lupton Fawcett is synonymous with legal service excellence, quality, and effectiveness. 

Our central office at Stamford House, Piccadilly, boats a devoted team of lawyers, support staff and some of the leading and most well-recognised Solicitors in York.

Whatever your need, whether business or personal, we provide outstanding legal advice, advocacy, and representation to help, whatever your challenge or whatever you set out to achieve.

Our combined approach of superior technical legal know-how with the highest levels of client care is what sets us apart. care to provide. At Lupton Fawcett, we understand that you want more than just options. You want guidance and support when you need specific answers to specific challenges.

As a client of Lupton Fawcett in York, you will have direct access to some of the most highly effective and experienced Solicitors in York & the North East. We will use our considerable legal knowledge to best protect and represent your interests at every stage of any, challenge, opportunity or venture you face.

With Lupton Fawcett in York, you will always have peace of mind. Rest Assured that you will have chosen a legal team who are widely acclaimed across our region, and among the very best nationally in what we do. Whatever you need, we will provide you with a personalised 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 York, We are ready to talk your language and help.


Lupton Fawcett LLP
Stamford House,

Phone: 01904 611411

Fax: 01904 646972

DX: 65206 York-6

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Solicitors in York for Your family and Your Life

At Lupton Fawcett York, we are proud of the reputation we’ve established as a friendly, accessible and dedicated firm of Solicitors to work with.

In every life, there comes a time, when we are presented with challenges or opportunities. When such events occur, our team of legal experts has the skills and understanding you need. In choosing Lupton Fawcett, your interest will always be put first and you will have a strong ally in your corner.

Lupton Fawcett in a recognised across the region. We are an award-winning full-service Law firm. All our Lawyers are highly-skilled in their their chosen legal service areas. Call our team today for the best legal representation in York.

For more information, or if you would like to find out more about Lawyers in York,  you can view our service teams by clicking on the links on the right-hand side of this page

Corporate & Commercial Solicitors in York

Since our Acquisition of Denison Till, Lupton Fawcett have grown to be a well established and leading Commercial Law Firm in York. Our specialist Corporate & Commercial Solicitors provide a comprehensive range of business legal services to firms of all shapes, sizes, and sectors.

Whether you’re a Start-up or Multi-national, we make a lasting commitment to really get to know our clients and their business. This understanding allows us to help you grow and remain compliant with your regulatory environment. We pride ourselves on excellent communication and the relations we will build with you. 

We strive for the highest standards and our reputation for achieving excellent results is hard-fought and deserved. We deliver the proficiency, dedication, and expertise that everyone expects when in need of the best legal advice.  

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

“His advice is always well considered, timely and detailed. I strongly recommend Tom Watkins to any employer who is seeking consistent and enlightened legal advice on employment matters”

Paul Bennett

Bursar of Pocklington School

 Tom is “…an outstandingly good employment solicitor and I couldn’t rate him highly enough. Not only does he provide clear and very understandable advice but he is never far from his phone which has been an enormous comfort”. 

Mark Taylor

Bursar of The King’s School, Canterbury

Listed by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Partner”, being a lawyer who is defined as having significant recognition from clients and peers in the market and having a leading role on multiple matters.

Legal 500

We just wanted to say thank you (Catherine Richardson) for all your help and guidance with our house sale. I know you have been under huge pressure recently, especially with the stamp duty holiday ending yesterday - I imagine you are exhausted! You have dealt with us in a professional yet approachable and friendly manner, which has been much appreciated. Alex was right to recommend you!


Jeremy (Scott), I just wanted to thank you for today. I think your presence with me at the police station really helped, and lead to the charges being dropped.


Thank you once again for all your help (Jeremy Scott) and support through, what was, an extremely stressful time and also for achieving such a positive outcome for myself. I honestly thought I would get 8 points and a huge fine, so that was a massive relief.


Thank you Meghan for all your help - we obviously did a good job between us to get the result. I am ever so pleased you represented me as I felt very cared for throughout the whole process - thank you once again .


Thank you for your support (Meghan Waldron) and for keeping the cost to a minimum. We truly appreciate your thoughtfulness in this case.


I have been absolutely delighted with the service and attention to detail provided by Sarah and her assistant Thomas. To say this has not been an easy process is an understatement but Sarah has remained on the ball throughout and has worked tirelessly chasing other parties to secure a satisfactory resolution. Both Sarah and Thomas have communicated regularly keeping me informed at all stages of the process even following things up outside of normal office hours. I would not hesitate to use their service again and would recommend them to anyone.

Lucy Dickinson

Thank you Meghan for your advice and support in putting my case forward in such a way that the magistrates took account of my condition, and as a result, gave me a manageable penalty.


'The case against me has been dropped. What a relief. I feel much in your debt. With much thanks,'


‘Andy Smith is a fantastic professional and takes pride in his work. He has helped provide guidance on numerous occasions on legal issues to clients of mine and has not engaged in work where it was not needed.‘

Legal 500 2021

‘Katie Dawson has been our main point of contact. She is thorough and professional and nothing is too much bother for her.’

Legal 500 2021

‘Katie Dawson, senior solicitor has been very helpful and knowledgeable with practical advice.’

Legal 500 2021

"Have worked with senior associate Claire Moss on a number of occasions who quickly understands the issues and gets to the crux of the matter in question."

Legal 500 2021

"Jeremy Scott is a highly experienced regulatory lawyer."

Legal 500 2021

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!



Thank you for all you have done. The service has been impeccable from start to finish from all of you.

Mr Hobson


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.



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

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

Legal 500 2019

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

Thank you once again for all your outstanding work . It’s always a pleasurable experience whenever we work with you guys :)


"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.


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



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

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!

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

I have worked with Louise for over 15+ years in my various HR director roles at Rotherham TEC, Vocalink and now Costcutter. She gives commercial and pragmatic advice on complex issues, responds swiftly, and above all works in partnership with me and the rest of the team.

Wendy Taylor, Human Resources Director


When Louise says she will get back to you she does - every time. Whether you are an employer or an employee (or even from the media and seeking some expert opinion) I would not hesitate to recommend Louise.

David Ross, Managing Director

Valeos Ltd

Louise is a professional of the highest calibre whose knowledge of employment law is second to none. There are of course many lawyers out there who also have a good level of knowledge in the same subject. However what always impresses me about Louise is how she applies her expertise. She links her main speciality - employment law - to her substantial commercial knowledge and awareness. This is then married to some very astute tactical thinking, resulting in superb results for her clients. Louise's service delivery is also highly impressive.

David Ross

Clients note that "She's very knowledgeable, down-to-earth, personable and happy to answer questions."

Chambers & Partners UK 2016

Louise is incredibly knowledgeable and commercially focused in the advice she gives and service she provides. She takes time to understand her client's actual needs and that is what makes her stand out from other employment lawyers I have worked with; she gives honest practical advice and not text book answers. I can read the books myself and have an understanding of employment law as a HR professional, what Louise brings is a wider appreciation and execution of the law in an easy to follow manner and in her personable style. I would have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Catriona Macdonald, Human Resources

Threedom Solutions Limited

I have had the pleasure of working with Louise Connacher as my primary employment law advisor for over seven years, both in my role as Regional HR Director for Johnston Press, inclusive of Yorkshire Post Newspapers, and in my capacity as an independent HR Consultant within such businesses as Seabrook Crisps and KD Engineering Ltd.

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

Jonathan Cripwell's strength in handling fraud cases, proceeds of Crime Act matters and those consuring cash forfeiture are highlighted by Legal 500.

Legal 500, November 2018

The overall level of service was and is excellent. Questions were dealt with on the same day by either email of phone. I consider industry knowledge and advice to be over and above the norm.

Jonathan Cripwell is the only solicitor I would contemplate advising with regard to any civil litigation. His advice is clear, concise and accurate. He gives the impression that the clients and the case are more important than six minute units.

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

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

Hayden is diligent, very sharp, has great attention to detail and always gets us the results we want.

Justin Owen, Managing Director

Catfoss Finance Limited

Hayden's knowledge and understanding of the property industry has been invaluable to my company and the service he provides us is second to none.

Nick Satman, Managing Director

Gateway Homes Uk Limited

Noted as "outstanding."

Good Lawyer Guide 2012

My company has used Lupton Fawcett's property team exclusively for more than 17 years which is an accolade in itself. Our business demands a dedicated, quick and responsive approach to managing existing tenant relationships and developing new ones. Lupton Fawcett have always provided a high level of service which reflects these requirements

Jeremy Oldroyd, Managing Director

Montgomery Property Group

David "provides excellence service."

The Legal 500 UK

David Coates has advised my business for over 15 years, always in a skilful, timely and attentive manner, with an attention to detail that is rare in a pressurised environment, and so often complimented on by our lenders and counter parties. Acting on behalf of Braemar Group PLC, of which I was the founder, and which has over £1billion of property under management, David and his team have handled complex, high value transactions, including the acquisition of the freehold of the £150m Beetham Tower in Manchester, which comprises a Hilton Hotel, and is the tallest residential building in Europe.

Marc Duschenes

Former CEO, Braemar Group Plc

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)

Thank you both so much for all your efforts, attention to detail and tactical and strategic advice, in addition to the legal advice of course, which resulted in such a positive outcome yesterday. As I mentioned afterwards I think you have proved the value of excellent teamwork, which has provided me and the Bank a great level of service.

Tiana Peck

Head of Legal Services, AIB Group (UK) Plc

Ms Richardson was very thorough and efficient in all her work for us and stood firm when the seller tried to push her into completion before all the documentation was in place. She kept us fully informed of progress throughout our sale and purchase.

Professional, friendly service with clear trustworthy advice throughout. A complicated process for the layman made straightforward and hasstle free. Very knowlegable, inspiring a great deal of confidence - strongly recommend.

Thank you for your professional expertise in dealing with a tricky and picky customer.

Just a note to say thank you for all your hard work and effort with both of our house moves this year. You've made a very stressful process as smooth as possible!

We really appreciate the hard work you did for us in connection with the sale of our house. We absolutely love the house and definitely made the right choice instructing you.

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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David Coates

Consultant, Commercial Property

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Alison Pharoah

Trainee solicitor

Commercial Property

Tom Watkins 1

Tom Watkins

Partner, Employment


Jessica Smith

Jessica Gray

Trainee Solicitor

Private Client

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Thomas Parkes

Solicitor Apprentice



Emma Rennison

Solicitor, Family


Lauren 2

Lauren Waterman


Commercial, Intellectual Property

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Beth Pattison


Private Client

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Ed Taylor

Associate Solicitor

Private Client

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Robert Barnard

Client Services Principal

Business Recovery & Insolvency, Debt Recovery

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Andrew Smith



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Sarah Proctor


Dispute Resolution

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Stephanie Pollard

Debt Recovery Executive

Debt Recovery

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Sarah Sargent


Residential Property & Conveyancing

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Nigel Whitfield

Partner, Head of Business Recovery & Insolvency

Business Recovery & Insolvency, Debt Recovery

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Natasha Wright


Dispute Resolution

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Michelle Rock

Trade Mark Portfolio Assistant

Intellectual Property

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Meghan Waldron

Senior Associate Solicitor

Regulatory & Corporate Defence

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Louise Connacher

Partner, Ecclesiastical


Ryan Bailey

Katie Dawson

Associate Solicitor, Charities and Social Enterprises and Ed...

Charities & Social Enterprises, Education

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Julie Perkins

Partner, Commercial Property, Ecclesiastical, Charities and ...

Commercial Property

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Jonathan Oxley



Jonathan Cripwell

Jonathan Cripwell


Dispute Resolution

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Jeremy Scott

Partner, Head of Regulatory & Corporate Defence

Regulatory & Corporate Defence

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Hayden Glynn


Dispute Resolution

David Whitaker

David Whitaker

Partner, Commercial Property, Ecclesiastical, Charities

Charities & Social Enterprises, Commercial Property, Ecclesiastical

Daniel Elsworth

Daniel Elsworth

Senior Debt Recovery Executive

Debt Recovery

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Clive Lawrence

Consultant, Head of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

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Claire Moss

Partner, Property Litigation and Commercial Disputes

Commercial Property Disputes, Dispute Resolution, Landlord & Tenant Disputes

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Catherine Richardson

Associate Solicitor, Residential Property & Conveyancing

Residential Property & Conveyancing

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Ben Clay

Head of Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

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Arif Khalfe


Dispute Resolution, Immigration

Mark Honeywell

Mark Honeywell

Partner, Head of Charities & Social Enterprises and Educatio...

Charities & Social Enterprises, Education

Accreditations / Awards

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Corporate Team of the Year 2019
YLA Employment Team of the Year 2019
Partner of the Year 2019
Trainee Solicitor of the Year 2019
Residential Property YLA finalist
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