About Mark

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.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • 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.

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 Education, Lupton Fawcett LLP

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