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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.

25 May 2022

Was an employee automatically unfairly dismissed for refusing to work during Covid-19 lockdown?

EAT: employee did not reasonably believe in serious and imminent danger at work and so was not automatically unfairly dismissed.

24 May 2022

Extension on the ban on exclusivity clauses announced

Move follows consultation which ran between December 2020 and February 2021.

17 May 2022

ONS statistics indicate some cases of “long Covid” will be a disability

ONS estimates that “long Covid” symptoms have adversely affected the day-to-day activities of 1.2 million people in the UK.