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.”

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