Lupton Fawcett strengthens Regulatory and Corporate Defence team

Lupton Fawcett LLP has strengthened its leading Regulatory and Corporate Defence team with the appointment of defence specialist Richard Etherington.

Richard, who has joined the firm as associate solicitor, has over 10 years’ experience in regulatory and criminal defence.

He represents and successfully defends individual and corporate clients facing criminal investigation and prosecution for a wide range of allegations from road traffic matters to fraud, serious sexual offences and murder.

He is well-known for his unrivalled experience of defending university students facing misconduct investigations and hearings, particularly for cases where sexual misconduct is alleged.

Richard also has many years of experience defending members of the military in Courts Martial.

Jeremy Scott, head of Lupton Fawcett’s Regulatory and Corporate Defence team, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Richard to the firm.

“In addition to his expertise across a broad range of criminal cases, Richard is a Solicitor-Advocate, able to represent clients in the Crown Court as well as in magistrates’ court, allowing them to benefit from consistent representation throughout the legal process.

“His skills and experience, together with his reputation as a specialist in defending university students facing misconduct investigations and hearings, make him a very valuable addition to our team.”

Richard said, “Lupton Fawcett is already well-known for its regulatory and corporate defence work as well as for its commitment to achieving the best possible result for clients.

“I look forward to working with my new colleagues Jeremy Scott and Meghan Waldron to build on their existing success and to expand our practice.”

Richard is described by Legal 500 as “an absolute go-to in terms of quality of service”, offering “well-considered advice” and taking “a practical approach to problems.”

He is based at the firm’s Sheffield office and joins a team recently shortlisted as a finalist in the Regulatory & Compliance category of the Yorkshire Legal Awards for the second year running.


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