orkshire law firm Lupton Fawcett has appointed a head of IT as part of a wider investment in technology.

Paul Tootell will be responsible for developing and executing Lupton Fawcett’s IT strategy.

He brings more than 25 years’ of IT management experience to the newly-created role, gained across sectors including professional services, retail and logistics.

Lupton Fawcett managing partner James Richardson said: “Paul’s appointment is part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring our people have the tools, technology and working environment they need to meet the needs of our clients, not just today but well into the future.

“We have already made a significant investment in upgrading our equipment, software and networks to support remote working and collaboration across our three Yorkshire offices.

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“Paul’s expertise across IT strategy, cybersecurity and infrastructure and operations management will further enhance our ability to provide a first-class service to clients and I am delighted to welcome him to the team.”

Paul Tootell added: “Technology is the backbone of professional services businesses, with huge potential to help law firms deliver services more efficiently by streamlining and automating ways of working.

“Lupton Fawcett recognises the importance of cutting-edge IT in underpinning its operations and supporting outstanding client care and I’m very much looking forward to helping the firm achieve its growth ambitions.”

Lupton Fawcett has offices in Leeds, Sheffield and York.

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