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Michele Phillips

Partner & Head of Sheffield Office

Michele works in the Corporate Finance Department in Sheffield. She is also Head of the Sheffield office.

Michele specialises in transactional work, mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs, group re-organisations (including cross border and international transactions), banking work, and refinancing. She often deals with transactions which are in different jurisdictions across the EU and has acted for a number of her clients for many years, garnering a greater understanding of both their short and long term strategic business objectives.

Michele has edited the chapter on buying and selling companies/businesses for the last five editions of Kelly's Draftsman.


Career Milestones

  • 1984 Graduated from the University of Birmingham
  • 1987 Qualified as a Solicitor in Birmingham
  • 1996 Joined Lupton Fawcett LLP
  • 1998 Became a Partner at Lupton Fawcett LLP
  • 2012 Moved to Lupton Fawcett Sheffield Office
  • 2014 Appointed Head of Sheffield Office
  • 2015 Established Lupton Fawcett Education team

What Others Say

We have known the Corporate Team at Lupton Fawcett for many years and they have assisted the Crossroads Group on a number of commercial transactions. The most recent acquisition by the Group was, in my experience, one of the most complicated and sensitive deals that I have been involved with. The Corporate Team, led by Michele Phillips, performed in a highly professional and efficient manner and I have no doubt that their assistance was a major contributory factor in us closing our latest acquisition deal. - Andrew Fletcher, Crossroads Group Limited

Head of Lupton Fawcett Sheffield office, Michele Phillips, has been singled out as a 'leading individual' by Legal 500. According to the guide, she 'stands out for finance work and always looks for the unexpected and manages these issues easily'. Legal 500, November 2018

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • Association of Women Solicitors

When not at work

Michele enjoys her garden growing fuit and vegetables. She spends her spare time sprinting, hill climbing and racing in her Morgan and Kniting. She was Chairman of the Morgan Sports Car Club between 2015 and 2017.

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