David Strachan > Schofield Sweeney > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Schofield Sweeney

Work Department

Corporate and commercial.


David’s practice largely comprises acquisitions and disposals of businesses, fundraising activities, joint ventures, commercial contracts and advice on governance issues.  David acts for listed and privately owned companies in the UK, and for foreign corporations.  He is responsible for the firm’s relationships with some of its key clients.


David was educated at Pocklington School and St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.  He was a partner at Eversheds from 1989 to 2008, and has been a partner at Schofield Sweeney from 2008 to date.

David has held a number of external appointments, which have given him much practical experience of corporate governance and managing stakeholder interests.




David is a member of the Institute of Directors.


Pocklington School; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (MA).


David’s main interests are sport (esp. rugby union and tennis), fell walking/trekking and 15th & 16th century British history and modern European history.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Leeds, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire

The members of Schofield Sweeney corporate team are appreciated for being ‘balanced and sensible in their approach and working hard to deliver.’ The group has close ties with regional owner managed and family businesses as well as national companies and HNWIs, which it supports in acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, reconstructions/demergers and forms of equity and debt financing. Due to its close collaboration with the private client team, it can also cover tax and succession planning. David Strachan is well versed on this interface. Managing partner Martin Sweeney has experience in the financial services and automotive sectors. Other prominent practitioners are Steven MillwardKaren Crutchley and associate Lucy Holroyd.