New managing partner at Lupton Fawcett

Jonathan Oxley has been elected as the new managing partner of Lupton Fawcett.

Oxley takes over from Richard Marshall, who will support the firm’s new management team over the course of this year, before stepping back to a consultancy role in 2019.

A corporate lawyer who specialises in buying, selling and financing companies, Oxley will work with new chairman James Richardson to develop Lupton Fawcett’s offering as the only major law firm with offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

In a statement, Oxley praised the strong financial position of Lupton Fawcett and promised a record year for performance.

He said: “Although our numbers for 2017/8 have yet to be finalised, we will be announcing a record year. Importantly we saw strong performances in each of our three offices in the region.”

“We will be making a major investment during the coming year in our ICT infrastructure which will deliver state of the art technology for the benefit of our business and our clients. We are also refurbishing and expanding our Sheffield office to accommodate recent and further anticipated growth.”

“Lupton Fawcett is a business I am proud to lead. It has a great heritage and is a trusted advisor for many businesses and individuals.”

Oxley concluded: “As the only major law firm with offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York we are uniquely well placed to serve our clients throughout the region. I look forward to working with all our people to build on the success of the previous management team.”

Last year, Lupton Fawcett announced that Nigel Broadbent, then head of the firm’s dispute resolution department, would take over from Marshall as managing director, but Broadbent has since left the firm.

Richardson took over from Kevin Emsley as chairman this year. Emsley remains a consultant member at the firm.