Giles is a Partner and Head of the Corporate Finance Department. He specialises in mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, group reorganisations, joint ventures and shareholder disputes. He has acted for private equity-backed companies and owner-managed businesses. He has worked on a number of portfolio acquisitions and disposals involving multiple simultaneous transactions.
He heads up the firm's Care Team and also has experience in the hotel and leisure sector. He is a specialist in advising limited liability partnerships and family-owned businesses.
Giles is the Chairman of the firm's Remunerations Committee, having previously been a member of the firm’s Strategy Board. He is well known in the Yorkshire market for his experience and approachable style and excellent client service. One client comments, "having Giles Clegg acting for us, with his wealth of experience, meant that we were constantly several steps ahead of the other advisers."
- 1988 Graduated Nottingham University
- 1996 Qualified as a Solicitor with Roythorne & Co
- 2002 Became a Partner at Cobbetts
- 2006 Joined Lupton Fawcett as a Director
- 2008 Elected to the Lupton Fawcett Strategy Board
- 2015 Elected to the Remuneration Committee
- 2017 Elected as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee
- 2018 Appointed as Head of the Corporate Finance Department
What Others Say
Having Giles Clegg acting for us at director level, with this wealth of experience, meant that we were constantly several steps ahead of the other advisers. - Henry Robinson
Tenacious, pragmatic and approachable. - Chambers & Partners UK 2013
A direct no-nonsense, organised, thoroughly reliable and speedy lawyer. He has significant transactional experience in the healthcare sector. - Chambers & Partners UK 2014
Giles and his team were invaluable to us, showing outstanding attention to detail coupled with a commercial and pragmatic approach where necessary. - Peter Watson, Managing Partner - Simpson Millar
Experienced with a calm head and eye for detail," according to a client, who also says: "He has provided much-needed reassurance and pragmatic legal advice." Chambers and Partners UK 2018
- Law Society
When not at work
Giles is a keen yachtsman and has competed in the Round the Island Race on a number of occasions; he has also taken up golf and completed a number of 10km running races.