Fiona is one of the most highly-regarded lawyers in Scotland for public, parliamentary and administrative law. She has a deep working knowledge and expertise across a range of legal areas including public and regulatory law, data protection, freedom of information, human rights, corporate governance and parliamentary affairs.
With a background in both contentious and non-contentious matters, she is highly experienced in a wide range of sectors, with a particular focus on education as well as the public sector.
She has in-depth knowledge and first-hand insight of how Governments and Parliaments work on a day-to-day basis, alongside extensive experience of legislative procedures and public sector governance.
She has worked in the Scottish Parliament, UK Parliament and the US Senate in legal and political roles, and in higher education. She was a member of the Scottish Government’s Human Rights Leadership Task Force and sits on the Law Society of Scotland’s sub-committees on constitutional law, human rights, privacy law and its freedom of information working group.
Fiona is ranked by Chambers in Band 1 for both Administrative & Public Law and Parliamentary & Public Affairs. She is ranked within Legal 500’s Hall of Fame for Parliamentary & Public Affairs, and as a Leading Individual for Education Law.
"Fiona is highly regarded and experienced."
"Fiona is very thorough. She doesn't miss any important details."
"Fiona is capable and sensible."
"An expert in the regulatory side of data protection."
"You can have absolute confidence in whatever she tells you. She stands out because she goes above and beyond in terms of her advice and she delivers what she says she will deliver on."
"She is well known in this space. She is highly regarded and very experienced."
"Fiona is very hard-working and demonstrates a high level of attention to detail."