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Lupton Fawcett

Work 0113 280 2000
Fax 0113 245 6782
730000 LEEDS-70
Leeds, Sheffield, York

Howard Rutter

Work 0113 280 2074
Lupton Fawcett

Work Department

Dispute Management


Howard is a partner in the firm's dispute management department and has over 30 years litigation experience dealing with a vast array of commercial disputes including contractual claims, large insurance claims, professional negligence, and all aspects of chancery litigation. Howard acts for all types of professional and business partnerships including farming partnerships and has developed a niche for acting for solicitors in partnership disputes. He has also established a substantial reputation in director/shareholder disputes which often involve family companies. He regularly deals with large complex estates involving disputes between executors, trustees and beneficiaries. Howard also has considerable experience of advising in professional negligence actions, particularly those arising out of negligent legal advice. Howard has acted in several large insurance claims following fire damage (122). Howard is a longstanding member of ACTAPS (Association of Contentious Trust & Probate Solicitors) and APP (Association of Partnership Practitioners).

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Lupton Fawcett acts for a breadth of commercial clients as well as universities, landed estates, global ecclesiastical entities, property-holding businesses and investors. Jonathan Cripwell, who leads the team in York, has a niche specialism in civil fraud cases. Howard Rutter heads up the contentious probate practice and also has expertise in dealing with professional partnership matters.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Lupton Fawcett has a strong presence in the contentious trusts and probate market, dealing with heavyweight and complex litigation. The firm's team - which is particularly skilled in cases involving proprietary estoppel in relation to family homes and farms - acts for individuals, trustees, professionals and other law firms under the leadership of Howard Rutter  - a 'tough negotiator' and a 'very practical' lawyer.

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