Lupton Fawcett adds new solicitor to charities and education team

Fiona Crothers has completed her training contract and joined the charities and education team at Lupton Fawcett as a newly qualified solicitor.

Crothers joined Lupton Fawcett two-and-a-half years ago and has worked within the guidelines of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s work-based experience initiative, which means the firm is able to recognise relevant prior experience and take this into account to reduce the period of training.

In her new role, Crothers will be joining the 12-strong charities and education team, which is currently acting for more than 100 charities and not-for-profit organisations and also providing advice to schools, colleges and academies across the county.

Speaking about her new role, Crothers said: “I am very proud of my achievement and that I will be appointed as a solicitor with Lupton Fawcett. It has been great to work with such an experienced team throughout my training and I am extremely grateful for all the valuable help and advice they have given me.”

Mark Honeywell, who heads up the charities team and is also joint head of the education department at Lupton Fawcett, said: “There is no doubt that Fiona is a rising star and she is already proving to be a valuable member of the team. Throughout her training she has impressed us with her enthusiasm, ability to quickly understand the clients’ requirements and her considered suggestions about the course of action that should be taken.”

Commenting further, managing partner Jonathan Oxley, said: “Fiona’s advancement to a solicitor is a great reflection of the workplace ethic we have at Lupton Fawcett. As a firm we are great believers in retaining and developing talented people and providing them with a great career.”

Pictured, from left to right: Mark Honeywell, Fiona Crothers and Katie Dawson