Lupton Fawcett welcomes new solicitor to family law team

Newly qualified solicitor Lilly Grant has joined the family law team at Lupton Fawcett.

Grant earned her law degree at the University of Sheffield before going on to complete the legal practice course at the University of Law in Leeds.

She joined Lupton Fawcett in October 2016 as a paralegal in the dispute management department and assisted on a range of matters, including boundary, partnership and contested probate disputes.

Grant became a trainee solicitor in December 2017 and worked in Lupton Fawcett’s charities, corporate and family departments as part of her training contract. She is based in the firm’s York office and is working alongside family law partner Andrew Smith.

Smith said: “Lilly has good experience in dispute management and family law and is already a confident lawyer. Lilly clearly has all the skills necessary to become a fantastic family solicitor and I am looking forward to working with her as she progresses her career.

Chris Burns, head of the family law team at Lupton Fawcett, said: “Lilly has gained considerable experience during her training contract with us and is a shining example of Lupton Fawcett’s commitment to supporting the next generation of legal talent.”

Intellectual property specialist Ben Clay was recently promoted to partner at Lupton Fawcett, while the firm also retained Ellie Leatherday and Madeline Keast, who joined the employment and corporate law teams, respectively, in Sheffield.

Pictured: Andrew Smith, Lilly Grant and Chris Burns