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Howard Rutter


Howard is a Partner in the firm's Dispute Management Department and has over 30 years litigation experience dealing with a vast array of commercial disputes including contractual claims, large insurance claims, professional negligence, and all aspects of chancery litigation.

Howard acts for all types of professional and business partnerships including farming partnerships and has developed a niche for acting for solicitors in partnership disputes. He has also established a substantial reputation in director/shareholder disputes which often involve family companies.

He regularly deals with large complex estates involving disputes between executors, trustees and beneficiaries. Howard also has considerable experience of advising in professional negligence actions, particularly those arising out of negligent legal advice. Howard has acted in several large insurance claims following fire damage (122).

Howard is a longstanding member of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Solicitors) and APP (Association of Partnership Practitioners).

Career Milestones

  • 1989 Joined Lupton Fawcett to establish a Commercial Litigation Department.
  • 1995 Established the Chancery Litigation Team at Lupton Fawcett LLP

What Others Say

Howard Rutter "quickly gains the confidence of clients and opponents."- The Legal 500 UK 2012

Thank you for everything you have done to bring calm back into my life - I will be forever grateful.  You have been serious when you had to be and you worked very hard to get the result I wanted.  Mrs M

Lupton Fawcett's howard Rutter who heads the Contentious Trusts and Probate team is noted as having 'a serious track record of securing excellent results for clients.' - Legal 500, November 2018

Professional Societies

  • Member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Solicitors (ACTAPS)
  • Member of Association of Partnership Practitioners (APP)

When not at work

Howard has a keen interest in skiing, DIY, woodwork and cooking. He is also a musician and a double bass player and is often to be found stroking his G-string on a Saturday night!

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