Sarah Proctor joins dispute resolution team at Lupton Fawcett

Newly qualified solicitor Sarah Proctor has boosted the Lupton Fawcett dispute resolution team in York.

Proctor joined the firm in 2015 after completing a graduate diploma in law. She also has a degree in theatre and performance studies from the University of Hull.

Her training contract followed the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s ‘work-based experience’ initiative, which takes prior experience into account to reduce the length of the training programme.

Proctor completed the accelerated part-time legal practice course at BPP Law School in 2017 while working as a litigation executive at Lupton Fawcett.

Jonathan Cripwell, head of the Lupton Fawcett York office and head of dispute resolution in the city, said: “As a firm we pride ourselves on developing talented young people and providing them with a rewarding career.”

“Sarah has already gained considerable experience and has done exceptionally well in balancing her training with working as a solicitor. She has established herself as a key member of the team and we are looking forward to seeing her progress further.”

Another newly qualified solicitor, Lilly Grant, joined the family law team at Lupton Fawcett in December.

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.

Pictured: Jonathan Cripwell and Sarah Proctor