Focusing on litigation and broader disputes strategies, Fiona’s portfolio encompasses high-profile finance litigation, restructuring and insolvency-related litigation, commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and sovereign debt disputes. She frequently litigates both before the English Courts and other fora, in complex, multi-jurisdictional and novel situations. Fiona also has a strong advisory practice working with clients to understand litigation risk and develop litigation strategies ahead of time.
Fiona’s strong litigation skills combined with commercial nous has resulted in a strong track record in her cases. She has successfully represented numerous bondholder and lender groups in English litigation, as well as in contentious restructurings where she is able to contribute strong technical knowledge with litigation savvy. Fiona also has a prolific record in commercial litigations before the English High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
Fiona’s quality and work is recognised by longstanding rankings in the major directories. She is currently ranked as a ‘Band 4’ Leading Individual for Banking Litigation in Chambers 2022, and a ‘Next Generation Partner’ for both Banking Litigation and Commercial Litigation in Legal 500 2022. Her clients describe her as “a brilliant partner … a great tactician [who] knows the law inside out”, “technically outstanding but also unflappable and a real pleasure to work with”, “top drawer, calm under pressure”, and as having “a seemingly effortless ability to brilliantly manage client relationships … stay on top of the facts and deliver razor sharp legal advice”. Fiona is also consistently recognised for her mentoring work, both inside and outside of the firm.