Fiona Wharton

Fiona is a solicitor who has specialised in advising charities and social enterprises since qualification in 2000, as well as public and private sector clients on their involvement in or relationships with charities.

She is currently a consultant at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP which has offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield and is one of the leading firms of charity law specialists.  Fiona has worked in private practice and in house in Newcastle, Leeds and London, including as Comic Relief’s first ever in house lawyer.

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

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