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Lupton Fawcett

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Leeds, Sheffield, York

Simon Lockley

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Lupton Fawcett

Work Department

Dispute Management


Simon is a partner at Lupton Fawcett and is head of the Sheffield dispute management team. He is also a member of the firm's civil fraud asset recovery unit. Simon is regularly instructed by both corporate and individual clients in high value litigation. He has extensive experience in complex contractual disputes and shareholder/partnership claims. Other areas of work include professional negligence, defamation and defending directors threatened with disqualification proceedings. Simon has a reputation as a robust and commercially astute litigator.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Keys names in Lupton Fawcett’s Sheffield team include Simon Lockley, who ‘listens carefully, formulates a highly practical plan and executes it in an outstandingly professional manner’, and Rob Cooke; Lockley regularly acts in contractual and shareholder disputes, fraud issues, partnership litigation and professional negligence claims while Cooke handles property litigation and professional negligence work. Clients include Seabrook Crisps, Yorkshire Cancer Research, SafeStyle, York Mailing Group and TNT Fireworks.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: claimant

Within: Professional negligence: claimant

Lupton Fawcett's claimant professional negligence practice has a 'deserved reputation for excellence'. Key individuals include Leeds-based Arif Khalfe , who 'works tirelessly for his clients to achieve the best possible outcomes' and Simon Lockley in Sheffield, who attracts praised for his 'outstanding professional manner'. Former head of dispute resolution Nigel Broadbent left the practice to join Tilly Bailey & Irvine and Paul Sykes joined Levi Solicitors LLP.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

Lupton Fawcett’s group provides ‘a fantastic personal service and includes individuals who are always available and provide clear and pragmatic solutions’. Led by Clive Lawrence, who is ‘diligent, handles the details well and easily gets to the route of a problem and finds the most desired solution’, the practice includes litigator Simon Lockley, who ‘gives concise commercial advice’, and John Sykes, who is ‘enjoyable to work with’. The team recently acted for J & J Ormerod in a design infringement case, represented a Campaign for Fairer Gambling campaigner in a libel claim against the Association of British Bookmakers and its chief executive relating to a Channel 4 News debate, and acted for Smiles Powder in a trade mark infringement dispute and related passing off issues. Senior associate Ben Clay rejoined the firm from an in-house position.

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