Lupton Fawcett will welcome Fiona Crothers as a newly qualified solicitor, having undertaken her training contract with the Yorkshire law firm.
In her new role she 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.
Fiona joined Lupton Fawcett 2 ½ years ago and has worked within the guidelines of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s initiative called ‘work-based experience’, which means the firm is able to recognise relevant prior experience and take this into account to reduce the period of training.
Speaking about her new role, Fiona 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, 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.”