Our Founders

LCN Legal is a London-based family business, founded by Paul and Xiaofang Sutton in 2013.

Paul Sutton

Paul has over 20 years’ experience as a practicing corporate lawyer. He started off at a niche Anglo-German law firm and progressed from trainee to partner, mainly helping German, Swiss and Austrian clients. He then moved to KPMG’s law firm in the UK, and helped to co-ordinate relationships with the other law firms associated with KPMG internationally.

He also began working closely with international tax professionals, focusing on the legal implementation of reorganisations for large corporates. He continued that work as a partner at McGrigors LLP and at Pinsent Masons LLP, before setting up LCN Legal.

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Xiaofang Sutton

Xiaofang was born in Henan province, China, and studied law in Beijing. She came to the UK in 2008 and completed an LLM at the University of Edinburgh. After that, she worked at the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and helped to set up the Chamber’s Chinese Business Association. She brings personal and professional experience of the challenges faced by Chinese businesses. Now, as part of LCN Legal, one of her main areas of focus is to make sure that we provide useful information for Chinese business owners who want to expand their businesses by entering the UK market.

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Depending on the project, we work with other legal professionals as part of our team. Those may include real estate, employment or intellectual property specialists as appropriate.