Andrew Smith (right) joins the firm’s family team in York from Blacks Solicitors LLP.
Andrew has been practising in Leeds since 2011, having graduated from the University of Leeds and the York College of Law in 2005. Andrew qualified as a solicitor in North Lincolnshire in 2007 and moved to live in York at the same time.
He specialises in legal issues arising from relationship breakdown; specifically divorce, separation, children disputes, cohabitation, domestic violence and dissolution of civil partnerships. Andrew also deals with complex issues including pre and post marital agreements and property ownership disputes between non-married couples.
He is a member of the Law Society’s Family Law Accreditation Scheme and has previously trained and qualified as a family mediator accredited by the Family Mediation Council and the Law Society. In addition, Andrew is an active member of West and North Yorkshire Resolution and sits on the regional committee.
Chris Burns, Head of Family at Lupton Fawcett LLP York said: “Andrew will be a fantastic addition to our family law team. He brings significant experience and expertise to the firm and will be a great asset at our York office providing clients with the best possible support and advice.”
Andrew said: “Lupton Fawcett is a firm I know well, having practised in Leeds for a number of years and living in York. I am aware that clients of Lupton Fawcett value the honest and tailored advice they receive and are strong advocates of the firm. I am delighted to be joining such a highly regarded team.”