As with all of our team members Fiona prioritises client confidentiality and the utmost discretion in relation to our clients' matters, recognising that business people need to be assured that their personal relationships be handled discreetly.
Fiona aims to achieve a negotiated settlement recognising that wherever possible parties should aim to conduct themselves in a dignified manner. Fiona is an expert in ensuring the best outcomes from litigated cases and is well known for her tenacity in conducting difficult, challenging and complex matters in challenging circumstances. She is a trained consensus collaborative practitioner and family law arbitrator. Fiona formerly sat as a Board Member of Skills Development Scotland tasked by the Scottish Government to develop Scotland's future workforce.
Individuals & Families Expertise
Fiona is a partner in our Family Law team in Glasgow, and one of our most experienced family lawyers. Fiona has a strong reputation for fighting in her clients corners to get the best outcome advising on complex divorce and separation matters involving ex-pats, farmers, entrepreneurs, some with international and cross border elements. Such cases usually involve high net worth claims but not exclusively.
She has considerable experience in cases involving complex and valuable assets or business interests and those which seek to prevent the disposal of matrimonial assets. Fiona has a reputation as a robust and effective litigator; however, she strongly encourages a negotiated settlement where that can be achieved. Encouraging clients not to seek confrontation in relationship breakdown but if litigation is required, then rise to that need where appropriate. Fiona has represented many high net worth individuals and business professionals. Much of her work involves the negotiation, settlement or litigation of complex financial cases, often with an international perspective, tax, pension or trust issues.