Year of Call: 2012
Fiona was called to the Bar in 2012 and joined Chambers in 2014 upon the successful completion of her pupillage (supervised by Sarah Whitehouse QC, Kwame Inyundo and Duncan Penny QC).
Fiona prosecutes and defends in a range of criminal matters and has experience of cases concerning violence, dishonesty, fraud, sexual offences and road traffic offences. Fiona is a CPS Grade 2 prosecutor. In addition, she is regularly instructed by the Probation Trust in the Crown Court and has appeared for the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner in criminal proceedings.
Fiona has represented individuals in hearings concerning Anti-Social Behaviour Orders. She has experience prosecuting and defending in criminal confiscation proceedings, including conducting contested confiscation hearings in the Crown Court. She was instructed by Slaughter and May in a long-running disclosure review in multi-million pound civil litigation. She was instructed as Disclosure Junior by the Competition and Markets Authority in it’s first contested criminal cartel trial.
Fiona graduated from Durham University in 2007. Between 2008 and 2009, Fiona read for the BCL at Lincoln College, Oxford, where she was a Crewe Graduate Scholar. Before being called to the Bar, Fiona worked in the Scottish Parliament in an advisory role and at the Law Commission of England & Wales as a Research Assistant to the criminal law team. In 2011, Fiona was awarded the Queen’s Mother Scholarship by Middle Temple.
- Durham University, LLB (First Class)
- Oxford University, BCL (Distinction)