About Mark

Mark Honeywell is Head of the Charities Team as well as Joint Head of the Education Team at Lupton Fawcett. As an education specialist Mark has particular expertise in academy conversion and academy governance work and has advised a large number of schools and educational organisations on, amongst other things, conversion to academy status, establishing single and mutli-academy trusts, re-brokerages, academy trust mergers, establishment of free schools, making significant changes to academy trusts, general governance advice and trustee training.

Mark has further experience of advising independent schools, colleges and other educational organisations on governance and charity law issues.

Mark is also an experienced charity law solicitor having advised charities and not-for-profit organisations from across the sector on a broad range of issues including the establishment of new charities, incorporations, mergers, trading and the establishment of subsidiaries, amendments to governing documents and general governance advice. Mark also regularly provides trustee training sessions.

Mark is a member of the Business family group advising wealthy families and business owners on the establishment of corporate foundations and the establishment of charitable family foundations.

Mark is a member of the Charity Law Association.

When not at work

Away from work, Mark is a keen, if unsuccessful, cricketer and whenever time allows enjoys nothing better than a day at Headingley.

Mark is passionate about history; he reads widely on the subject and enjoys dragging his family around historic buildings and archaeological sites. Mark also spends a lot of time in the garden growing fruit and vegetables with varying success.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • Charity Law Association


Sectors that Mark is involved in:

Education, Charities and Social Enterprises, , Academy Conversions and Projects, , Independent Schools,

Contact Staff Member

Mark Honeywell integrates himself well into the client’s team and his expertise and personable nature ensures he provides a personal service. Having a local person who understands the contact of situations makes all the difference.

Legal 500 2019

"Mark Honeywell provides expert advice around Charity Commission issues and makes his advice absolutely bespoke and appropriate to our charity".

Legal 500 2019

“Lupton Fawcett is committed to the charities and not-for-profit sector & I'm proud to have been given the role of heading up a team dedicated to providing practical advice and the highest level of service to our clients.”

Mark Honeywell, Lupton Fawcett Partner


Graduated with a PhD in Medieval Studies, University of York

Graduated with an LLB from the College of Law

Qualified as a solicitor, Bond Dickinson LLP

Senior Solicitor, Lupton Fawcett LLP

Partner, Head of Charities and joint Head of Education, Lupton Fawcett LLP

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