A Foundation for young people established in Fiona's memory
A Foundation has been established in memory of Fiona Wheeler, co-founder, with Anna Burnside, of The Burnside Partnership. Fiona sadly died in December 2019 after a long and courageous battle with illness and aged only 35.
Fiona was an extremely talented and respected Private Client lawyer. She was admired by colleagues and clients alike for her technical expertise, precision and skill together with her common sense and sensitivity.
Anna and Fiona had worked together for many years and without Fiona’s tenacity, ambition and keen business sense, The Burnside Partnership would not have come into existence. Fiona was key in realising her and Anna’s vision to create a specialist Private Client law firm and advisory practice truly dedicated to meeting their clients’ needs.
Fiona believed passionately in supporting young people in their careers and was instrumental in and central to establishing The Burnside Partnership’s apprenticeship programme; a programme that has received numerous awards, including Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Employer of the Year 2018.
Given Fiona’s interest in and help she provided to young people both inside and outside of work, the Foundation’s focus will be on helping disadvantaged young people and aiding social mobility, including supporting young people’s educational and career development and providing assistance in challenging times, such as sickness or disability.
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