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Ann Laverty

Partner & Head of Residential Property

Ann is a Partner of Lupton Fawcett and is based in the firm’s York office. Ann is a ranked lawyer in the 2015 edition of Chambers & Partners with the publication stating that:

"The highly regarded Ann Laverty is hailed for her very quick grasp of matters and extremely detailed practice.  Her efficiency and thoroughness allow her to effectively keep to timescales and her excellent negotiation skills are also highlighted.”

She advises; both land owners and developers entering into options, conditional contracts, joint ventures, promotion agreements, development agreements, sale and purchase contracts, overage agreements for residential, commercial or leisure end use.

In addition she advises universities entering into public or private sector agreements to develop new campus accommodation and facilities, grant funding agreements, land acquisition, joint venture arrangements, leases, licences and she provides general asset management advice.

Ann also acts for landed estates looking after their traditional and diversified business interests such as mineral exploitation, sporting rights, tenanted residential accommodation, agricultural tenancies and FBTs, easements, rights of way, public access, boundaries, commons, developments of land and buildings, land registration.

She also advises farmers and rural businesses looking to diversify to maximise income through renewable energy projects, farm shops, development of land, telecoms agreements.

Ann assists town and parish councils who want to acquire and/or develop land within their region & she also acts for private lenders providing development finance secured on land.


  • Land Law
  • Conveyancing
  • Agricultural and Rural Matters
  • Diversification Projects
  • Development of Land and Buildings
  • Renewable Energy Projects
  • Options, Conditional Contracts, Overage Agreements, Promotion Agreements
  • Estate/Land Management
  • Shooting Agreements
  • Telecoms
  • Wayleaves
  • Funding

Career Milestones

  • 1987 French Law Diploma from the University of Strasbourg
  • 1990 Graduated in English & French Law from the University of Essex
  • 1991 Completed Law Society Finals at College of Law, York
  • 1993 Qualified as a Solicitor at Royds Treadwell, London
  • 2003 Moved to York from Newcastle
  • 2005 Joined Denison Till as a Partner
  • 2012 Appointed as Head of the Property Team at Denison Till
  • 2013 Became a Director at Lupton Fawcett

What Others Say

Ann and I were involved in a very complex land acquisition to acquire three different property interests together with the diversion of sewers, footpaths and electrical cables to enable the extension of an existing research building with very high priority.

We worked closely together on this project for well over a year doing deals with adjacent landowners and dealing with Statutory Undertakers who often did not work at the speed commensurate with our programme.

It was not easy and we had a few sleepless nights but in the end we were successful which is a credit to Ann’s persistence and professionalism.  I doubt we could have achieved it without her and in my opinion the choice of solicitor was crucial in driving this case to a successful conclusion.

The building is now completed and occupied by a research unit whose activities could impact upon all our lives, with two delighted professors as satisfied clients. - Richard Toole, Estates Land and Property Manager, University of York

Ann provided an excellent service to Filey Town Council and responded either in person or by email to very tight deadlines set by the Town Council.  Nothing was too much trouble. - Gina Robinson, Filey Town Council

We have instructed Ann on multiple property related transactions over the past two years.  We have found Ann to be highly competent and efficient and we enter into the legal process for transactions with the confidence of knowing that we have a highly skilled property lawyer on our side. - John Wright, PDF Match

Ann and I have been involved in a number of diverse property matters at the Mulgrave Estate over the past three years.  These have involved sales with reservations, complex landlord and tenant matters, unique letting arrangements and purchases of development sites.  I have found Ann to be uber-professional and her knowledge of property law is of the highest order - John Hoyes, Resident Land Agent, Mulgrave Estate

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When not at work

Ann’s interests include swimming, walking, music, reading, socialising, and cooking.

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