Law firm grows team in wake of record turnover for of­fice

Yorkshire Post - Business - - BUSINESS / NEWS - Greg Wright DEPUTY BUSI­NESS EDI­TOR @greg­wrightyp

A lead­ing York­shire le­gal firm is plan­ning fur­ther growth in 2019.

The Sh­effield of­fice of law firm, Lup­ton Fawcett, has dou­bled its op­er­a­tional space by ex­pand­ing on to the sec­ond floor of its of­fices on Bank Street.

The move comes af­ter an­other record year for the South York­shire of­fice with turnover ris­ing to £2.8m this year and an ad­di­tional nine peo­ple join­ing the 40-strong team.

A Lup­ton Fawcett spokesman said yes­ter­day : “Suc­cess has been en­joyed across both the com­mer­cial and pri­vate client de­part­ments with the cor­po­rate team com­plet­ing a record 26 deals with a to­tal value of £136m in the last fi­nan­cial year.

“The new floor has been de­signed and equipped to pro­vide space for client pre­sen­ta­tions, sem­i­nars, train­ing and an em­ployee en­gage­ment area.”

The head of Lup­ton Fawcett’s Sh­effield of­fice, Michele Phillips, said, “We have had an ex­cep­tional year re­sult­ing in our rapidly ex­pand­ing team out­grow­ing our of­fices.

“As we did not want to move from our cen­tral lo­ca­tion, we were for­tu­nate that the sec­ond floor be­came avail­able to us so that we could in­crease our space with min­i­mum dis­rup­tion.

“The new fit out is im­pres­sive and pro­vides our team and clients with first class meet­ing fa­cil­i­ties and pre­sen­ta­tion rooms.”

Jonathan Ox­ley,the man­ag­ing part­ner of Lup­ton Fawcett, said, “The of­fice ex­pan­sion co­in­cides with our planned £1m investment in a new IT sys­tem which will pro­vide seam­less com­mu­ni­ca­tion with our three of­fices in Sh­effield, York and Leeds.

Mr Ox­ley added: “We have an im­pres­sive team of solic­i­tors work­ing within the firm and the lat­est tech­nol­ogy will enable even greater col­lab­o­ra­tion and ex­pe­ri­ence­shar­ing across the of­fices to pro­vide our clients with the very best ad­vice across all as­pects of the law.”

PART­NERS:From left, Michele Phillips Rob Cooke, Si­mon Lock­ley, Ju­lian Row­den, Joan Pet­tingill, Neil Large, Tricia Carter.

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