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Nigel Whitfield

Partner, Head of Business Recovery & Insolvency

Nigel Whitfield is a Partner and Head of the Business Recovery and Insolvency team at Lupton Fawcett LLP and was a former Partner at Lee & Priestley.

He joined Lee & Priestley on 1 October 1984 and was Head of their Insolvency and Business Recovery Department. With more than 30 years experience, Nigel is renowned and highly respected. He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of personal and corporate insolvency law. He has particular experience in dealing with property related cases and investigations.  


  • Bankruptcy
  • Compulsory Liquidations
  • Insolvency Litigation

Career Milestones

  • 1984 Joined Lee & Priestley
  • 2012 Joined Lupton Fawcett Lee & Priestley (now Lupton Fawcett LLP)
  • 2018 Appointed Head of Business Recovery and Insolvency

What Others Say

Nigel Whitfield is praised as being "good at out-of-the-box thinking, and is always willing to go the extra mile." Chambers and Partners Uk 2016

Nigel Whitfield "is tenacious in the way he investigates" and has particular experience in dealing with property bankruptcies. Clients also say that he takes a "pragmatic approach" to problematic cases. - Chambers & Partners UK 2013

Nigel Whitfield does a tremendous job on personal insolvency, according to sources. He is particularly noted for his skill in complex bankruptcies and stands out as "one of the best personal insolvency lawyers in the north." - Chambers & Partners UK 2009

Nigel Whitfield is highly sought-after for his bankruptcy expertise, particularly in more complex cases. He is recognised for his creativity and for always trying his damnedest to get the best result. He retains his number 1 ranking for personal insolvency work. - Chambers & Partners UK 2008

Nigel Whitfield is one of the best in the city for bankruptcy issues. - Chambers & Partners UK 2007

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • R3
  • ILA

When not at work

Nigel's personal interests include motorcycling, cooking, theatre, film, motor racing and music.

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