Lupton Fawcett and Lee & Priestley consider merger
LAW firms Lupton Fawcett and Lee & Priestley are in talks over a possible merger.
If the merger were to go ahead it would represent a significant move in the Yorkshire mid-market law sector.
Lupton Fawcett managing director Richard Marshall said: “We have known the Lee & Priestley team for many years now and they have built a tremendous and high quality law firm serving the vibrant Yorkshire market.
“Combining our two businesses in Leeds will create a tremendous platform to jointly serve that market.”
Lupton Fawcett employs around 200 people including 100 fee earners operating from offices in Leeds and Sheffield while Lee & Priestley has a Leeds office with around 60 staff.
Lee & Priestley managing partner James Richardson said: “The prospect of a merger with Lupton Fawcett presents our niche practice with a very exciting opportunity and would provide a strong platform from which to serve our clients with a wide range of services whilst also helping us to grow and fully exploit the opportunities arising from a rapidly changing legal market.
“We are also excited at the prospect of working with Lupton Fawcett to develop a wider regional and national offering in our specialist sectors.”