Fiona is a Partner in the Family team.
Working with landowners and farming families to entrepreneurs, lottery winners and football club owners, she specialises in helping to negotiate the property and financial repercussions of relationship breakdown as well as resolving disputes over children's living arrangements and wellbeing. Her high-net-worth clients have assets into the hundreds of million pounds. With expertise in the treatment of assets held in offshore trusts her clients are supported in both the UK and internationally.
She also advises clients on wealth protection when they decide to marry or cohabit, and prepares pre-nuptial, post-nuptial and cohabitation agreements to safeguard inherited wealth or business value created before marriage.
Seeking the best possible outcome for clients underpins her approach and she has often faced national media on their behalf.
She is also a member of the Law Society Family Advanced Panel in respect of complex assets.
Recent examples of how Fiona has supported clients include:
- successfully obtaining payment of court costs following an inappropriate attempt by one parent to have their three children move to Spain;
- preventing the former partner of a CEO from claiming a share of property and business assets;
- ensuring that a £950,000 boat was not detained in England as part of the divorce process; and
- safeguarding a £14 million trust which the ex-spouse tried to claim in the division of assets.