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Connect with Neil Large 0114 228 3292

Neil Large


Neil's career spans the full range of mid-market corporate, banking and investment transactions including cross-border work. 

He has over 20 years deals experience working with OMB/SMEs, companies, stakeholders, public & private sector organisations, banks, ABLs, investors, MBO/MBI teams & other professionals. 

Born & bred on Wearside with grassroots firmly in the North, he covers all of the North East and Yorkshire regions. 

Pragmatic, user-friendly and highly personable, Neil provides around the clock, proactive, client focussed service with a tailored approach and plenty of Northern values – no-nonsense style and value for money.  With a demonstrable commitment to outstanding service delivery, his aim is always to try and keep matters as uncomplicated as possible with minimum business disruption whilst getting the job done on time, within budget and without stress or hassle.


Corporate finance: 


  • Acquisitions & disposals incl MBO, MBI, IBO & auction sale
  • Purchase of business out of insolvency
  • Franchise business transfers
  • Legal due diligence reports
  • Online data rooms
  • Shareholder & partnership disputes, buyouts & retirements 
  • Demergers & reorganisations incl s110 IA schemes & capital reduction 
  • Busines turnaround & corporate recovery incl pre-packs
  • Succession planning & exit strategy 

Banking & investment:

  • Private equity, venture capital & angel funding
  • Acquisition, leverage & project finance 
  • Business & asset refinancing
  • Purchase of debt
  • Loan facilities bilateral & syndicated
  • Asset finance, contract hire, conditional sale & HP facilities
  • Receivables & trade finance, factoring, invoice discounting & stock financing
  • Security (primary & collateral) incl guarantees, indemnities & performance bonds
  • Inter-creditor, subordination & priority arrangements 

Corporate advisory: 

  • Business strategy & development
  • Startups & business structures
  • Incorporation from sole trader/partnership
  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances & collaborations
  • Share buybacks & capital reductions
  • Share options & employee incentive schemes
  • EMI, EBT, flowering & growth share schemes
  • Shareholder & partnership agreements incl cross option
  • Company & partnership formation & dissolution/wind up
  • Legal opinions, director duties, company law & procedure 
  • Bespoke articles/share rights & multiple share classes
  • Unfair prejudice & minority protection
  • Commercial contracts & T&Cs 

Career Milestones

  • 1989 Management Trainee ('A' Level School Leaver Program) - Northern Rock Plc (Now Virgin Money)
  • 1994 Honours Law Degree, London University - 3 years distance learning sponsored by Northern Rock Plc
  • 1995 Legal Practice Course, Northumbria University – 9 months sabbatical sponsored by Northern Rock Plc
  • 1996 In-House Solicitor - Northern Rock plc, Newcastle
  • 1997 Associate - Ward Hadaway Law Firm, Newcastle
  • 2004 Partner - Watson Burton LLP, Newcastle 
  • 2011 Partner - hlw Keeble Hawson LLP, Leeds
  • 2015 Partner - Taylor & Emmet LLP, Sheffield
  • 2016 Consultant - Lupton Fawcett LLP, Sheffield
  • 2017 Director - Lupton Fawcett LLP, Sheffiled

Professional Societies

  • Law Society

When not at work

Outside of work, Neil spends his time trying to keep his two young boys (and wife) entertained on weekends. He also enjoys fishing, motorbiking, following his hometown football club NUFC (Toon Army), and regularly getting away in his touring caravan currently sited on a permanent pitch in Costa Del Sol, Spain.

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