Fiona is a solicitor specialising in advising charities and social enterprises as well as public and private sector clients on their involvement in or relationships with charities.

She is  currently a partner at Ward Hadaway Solicitors which have offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Manchester.

Fiona has previously worked in private practice and in house in Leeds and London, including as Comic Relief’s first ever in house lawyer.

Fiona is now based in the North East and has been involved in advising Changing Lives for a number of years.  She is also a trustee of VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East).