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Fiona advises high profile private individuals in relation to complex and confidential divorce proceedings, many of them with an international element.

Fiona has earned a variety of accolades and is regularly named amongst the top legal names in the country. She was appointed to the rank of LVO in the New Year’s Honours List 2006, given an honorary doctorate by Exeter University in 2010 and made a Life Peer that year. In 2019 Fiona was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Legal Services prize at The Legal 500 UK Awards 2019.

Fiona has used the knowledge garnered from 40 years in the profession to do a research project in human relationships “The Shackleton Project” with a view to educating people in making the right decision for marriage.


Qualified 1980. Brecher & Co 1982-1984. Farrer & Co 1984-2000. Payne Hicks Beach 2001 as a Partner.


'The Divorce Handbook' (Co-author).