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Fiona Wharton

Email: fiona.wharton@wrigleys.co.uk

Telephone: 0191 814 1343

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 VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East) and a former trustee of Changing Lives.

17 Sep 2021

Employee who refused to visit manager’s property during lockdown was automatically unfairly dismissed on health and safety grounds

Tribunal decision offers useful insight into how employers may have been exposed to claims during the pandemic.

10 Sep 2021

Community Housing Fund: the countdown is on to apply!

The deadline is fast approaching to apply for the next stage of the Community Housing Fund.

08 Sep 2021

Court of Protection Guideline Hourly Rates – The Sequel

We take a look at the increase in hourly rates which deputyship firms can charge from 1st October 2021.