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Fiona Wharton

Email: fiona.wharton@wrigleys.co.uk

Telephone: 0191 206 4105

Office: Newcastle

Department: Charities & Social Economy

Position: Partner

Areas of practice:

Fiona heads up the charities and social economy practice in Wrigleys' Newcastle office. Fiona advises charities and social enterprises on all aspects of charity and company law and governance, commercial arrangements, mergers and collaborative working, trading and fundraising. 

Areas of specialism include:

  • Public sector organisations, corporate bodies and individuals on their relationships with or involvement in charities.
  • Social housing clients and other exempt charities such as universities and academies on charity and governance issues.

Professional memberships:

Fiona is a trustee of Changing Lives and VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East)

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