Merger talks start

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Law firms Lupton Fawcett and Lee & Priestley have started merger talks.

Leeds-based Lupton Fawcett opened offices in Sheffield three years ago, while Lee & Priestley has offices in Leeds

Lupton Fawcett’s managing director, Richard Marshall, said: “We have known the Lee & Priestley team for many years now and they have built a tremendous and high quality law firm serving the vibrant Yorkshire market.

“Combining our two businesses in Leeds will create a tremendous platform to jointly serve that market.”