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Lupton Fawcett expands education team to meet demand

Yorkshire Law firm, Lupton Fawcett, has expanded its education team to provide additional expertise to a growing number of clients within the sector.

There are now 13 people in the team following the recent appointment of specialist charities and education lawyer, Mark Honeywell.

Mark’s expertise is in academy conversion and governance work.   He also provides advice to independent schools, colleges, church schools and other educational organisations on charity law issues, and is a member of the Charity Law Association.

He joins a multi-disciplinary education team which acts for universities, colleges and schools across the UK, providing advice on property matters, employment and health & safety issues. In addition it acts for a number of student accommodation providers on debt recovery and property litigation.

Jointly headed up by Michele Phillips and Jonathan Moore, the team operates across Lupton Fawcett’s three offices in Leeds, York and Sheffield.

Commenting on the expansion, Michele Phillips said,

“We recognised that many educational institutions have particular needs beyond those of most commercial enterprises. That is why we have assembled a multi-disciplinary team which can talk and understand the language of the sector and provide schools and colleges with expertise in many different areas.

“We are very pleased to have attracted Mark to the firm.  He has a great deal of education experience and will enable us to build our expertise in the sector further.”

Speaking about his appointment, Mark said,

“It is great to be joining a team which has so much in-depth knowledge and expertise across all aspects of the education sector.

“This is a time of great change in the sector and we are well placed to guide our education clients through the potential legal minefield.”



(Photograph, left to right) Chris Burns, Jeremy Scott, Sarah Temple, Louise Connacher, David Whitaker, Michele Phillips, Caroline Mockford

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