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David Grice


David joined Denison Till in 1983 and is well­known in the York area. He became Consultant at Lupton Fawcett following the merger of Lupton Fawcett and Denison Till in 2013.

David has the widest expertise within the Lupton Fawcett York Property Department and has a particular reputation for speed and thoroughness. He deals with a range of property matters including purchases/sales/lettings of commercial, agricultural and residential properties; he acts for various landed estates (including the Castle Howard and Hovingham Estates) whose work includes conversions of rural properties to commercial or residential use, agricultural tenancies, and farm sales and purchases; and acts for The York Diocesan Board of Finance Limited, dealing with a variety of ecclesiastical/charities/trust property transactions.

Career Milestones

  • 1965 Exhibitioner at St Peters School York (Head of School)
  • 1973 Scholarship at St Edmund Hall Oxford - BA (Oxon) in Jurisprudence with First­ Class Honours
  • 1976 College of Law Guildford
  • 1979 Qualified As Solicitor
  • 1977 Articled Clerk and then Assistant Solicitor, with Drivers Solicitors
  • 1983 Assistant Solicitor then Partner and Head of Property Department. Later became a Senior Partner before acting as a Consultant, with Denison Till
  • 2013 Consultant with Lupton Fawcett Denison Till

What Others Say

David is "very thorough, his response is speedy and he is very knowledgeable." Chambers and Partners UK 2016

David Grice... provides "speedy and realistic" advice on matters such as the conversion of barns/outbuildings for commercial use, tenancies and tied cottages.- The Legal 500 UK

Consultant David Grice... is "prompt, friendly and efficient." - The Legal 500 UK

Professional Societies

  • The Law Society
  • Yorkshire Law Society

When not at work

For physical recreation David plays tennis and is involved in the running of Heworth Tennis Club as President and Committee Member. He is a member of the congregation at St Mary's Church Haxby and of the William Temple Association. His interests are gardening, cryptic crosswords, attending local theatres and concerts, reading (particularly New Physics and Second World War espionage/technology) and attending local open course science and theology lectures.

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