Lupton Fawcett strengthens commercial finance team

Leanne Macdonald has joined the commercial property team at Lupton Fawcett in Sheffield.

Having specialised in commercial property law since qualifying in 2006, Macdonald will advise clients on areas such as landlord and tenant, acquisitions and disposals, developments, statutory agreements, and secured lending and funding.

Speaking about her appointment at Lupton Fawcett, Macdonald said: “I was keen to join a law firm with a strong and well-respected commercial property department and Lupton Fawcett certainly ticked all the right boxes.”

“I am looking forward to working not just on instructions in South Yorkshire but also collaborating with my colleagues in the Leeds and York offices, when required.”

Julian Rowden, head of the Sheffield office commercial property team at Lupton Fawcett, said: “It is great to strengthen our team with such an experienced solicitor. Leanne has advised on some extremely high-profile projects across industrial, retail, leisure and residential schemes and she will be a valuable addition to the extensive knowledge we already have within the firm.”

Jonathan Oxley, managing partner of Lupton Fawcett, added: “With 21 people within the team, Lupton Fawcett has one of the leading commercial property teams in Yorkshire and the appointment of Leanne will further enhance our reputation for providing first class advice.”

Lupton Fawcett has expanded significantly in Yorkshire over the past few months, particularly in York.

In June, Janice Carey, who has more than 20 years of experience in agriculture, ecclesiastical and landed estates, joined the York office from Wrigleys in Leeds.

The firm also appointed Andrew Smith, an experienced family law practitioner, as a partner in York. He joined the firm from Blacks in Leeds.

In May, Robyn Thompson joined Lupton Fawcett’s corporate finance team in York.