By: 4 October 2023
Seasoned defence specialist Richard Etherington joins Lupton Fawcett

Yorkshire law firm Lupton Fawcett LLP has reinforced its regulatory and corporate defence team by appointing defence specialist Richard Etherington. 

Richard, now an associate solicitor at the firm, boasts over a decade of experience in regulatory and criminal defence. His expertise extends to representing and successfully defending individuals and corporate clients facing a wide range of allegations, spanning from road traffic offences to complex cases involving fraud, serious sexual offences, and murder. 

Richard has a reputation for successfully defending university students facing allegations, particularly those involving accusations of sexual misconduct. He also has a wealth of experience defending military personnel in Courts Martial. 

Jeremy Scott, the head of Lupton Fawcett’s regulatory and corporate defence team, expressed his satisfaction with Richard’s recruitment, highlighting his role as a Solicitor-Advocate capable of representing clients not only in magistrates’ court but also in the Crown Court, ensuring consistent representation throughout the legal process.  

Richard Etherington shared his excitement about joining Lupton Fawcett. He anticipates collaborating with colleagues Jeremy Scott and Meghan Waldron to build on the firm’s existing success and expand its practice. 

Richard’s proficiency has earned him several accolades, with Legal 500 describing him as “an absolute go-to in terms of quality of service,” offering “well-considered advice” and a “practical approach” to issues.  

He is based at Lupton Fawcett’s Sheffield office and is joining a team that recently received recognition as a finalist in the Regulatory & Compliance category of the Yorkshire Legal Awards for the second consecutive year, solidifying their position as leaders in the realm of regulatory and corporate defence. 


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Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.