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‘Rising star’ heads up banking division at Lupton Fawcett


Michael Kidd has been appointed as a director of Leeds, Sheffield and York law firm Lupton Fawcett, to head up its banking department.

He joins with more than ten years’ experience working at international law firms, where he acted for a variety of clients, including clearing banks, private equity houses, real estate funds and borrowers including multi-national PLCs, SMEs and owner-managed businesses.

Michael specialises in corporate finance, acquisition finance and real estate finance for M&A transactions, investment and development.

Michael has been recognised for his work in the Yorkshire banking and finance community, having been described by Chambers & Partners, which identifies and ranks the most outstanding lawyers, as a ‘rising star’ and ‘a good operator who is definitely one to watch’.

Speaking about his new role, Michael said,

“The opportunity to join such a well-respected Yorkshire based commercial law firm, which has a unique geographical footprint in the Yorkshire region, and to be given responsibility to lead the development of its banking and finance practice, was too good to turn down. 

“It is also a time of change for the firm, and it's exciting to be part of it.  I’m thoroughly looking forward to working with my colleagues and clients old and new, to take our growing business forward.”

Andrew Lindsay, head of Corporate, and Richard Marshall, Lupton Fawcett’s managing director, are both delighted to welcome Michael to the firm.

“To have attracted one of most respected and sought after banking and finance lawyers in the county,’’ commented Marshall, ‘’clearly demonstrates the growing reputation of the firm within the legal sector.” Andrew Lindsay added, ‘’We are continuing to build an excellent corporate team and Michael will prove to be a fantastic addition.”

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(L to R) Michael Kidd, Dan McCormack, Giles Clegg, Julian Moran, Jonathan Oxley, Andrew Lindsay

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