Mark Honeywell is Head of the Charities & Social Enterprise and Education teams at Lupton Fawcett.
Mark is an experienced charity law solicitor and has particular expertise in advising charities on governance matters and dealing with the Charity Commission as a regulator. He also regularly advises on the establishment and registration of new charities and social enterprises, incorporation of charities as Charitable Incorporated Organisations and companies, amending governing documents, restructures, mergers and collaborative ventures and advising on charitable trusts.
As an education specialist, Mark has advised academy trusts on numerous academy conversion, rebrokerages, academy trust mergers and making significant changes to academy trusts. He has a great deal of experience in advising academies designated with religious character, and in particular Church of England schools. Mark advises independent schools on a range of governance and charity law issues including advice on educational trusts and charity property, legal restructuring, and dealing with the Charity Commission as a regulator.
Mark is a member of the Business family group advising families and business owners on the establishment of corporate foundations and charitable family foundations.
Mark is a member of the Charity Law Association and is recognised by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Partner” for charity law in Yorkshire and the Humber.
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.