Barrister | Mediator
Year of Call: 1994


About Fiona

Fiona specialises in Environmental Law, acting for Individuals, Companies and Local authorities across a range of regulatory and civil matters. Her practice includes Environmental Crime, (defence work), Health and Safety, and Planning. She is experienced in the following areas of Environmental Litigation:    

  • Nuisance (statutory and private, noise, odour),
  • Waste (from fly-tipping to landfill),
  • Marine contamination,
  • Safety in the work place, 
  • Housing,
  • Judicial review,
  • Toxic torts

Fiona’s Chancery Practice includes Trusts and Probate, in which she has a particular interest in capacity issues. She also works in Corporate Insolvency and Bankruptcy.

Advisory work: 

Founder and Director of Law at Protimos, she advises on international legal issues affecting indigenous communities in emerging economies, including:

  • Involuntary re-settlement
  • Intellectual Property Rights in Biodiversity
  • Land Rights

She welcomes instructions under the Direct Access Scheme.


  • Planning and Environmental Bar Association
  • Bar European Group
  • United Kingdom Environmental Lawyers Association (Trustee)
  • Environmental Law Foundation
  • ‘Belief in Mediation and Arbitration’ Mediator Group    


  • LLM School of Oriental and African Studies  London University
  • CPE Nottingham Law School 
  • BA Hons Kings College London University


Notable Cases 


Her Majesty’s Commissioners for Revenue and Customs v Mills [2007] EWHC 2241 (Ch)

Thoburn -v- City of Sunderland[2002] 4 All ER 156 (“Metric Martyrs” case, metrication  directives,“constitutional statutes”) 

R – v- Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport & the Regions, ex p Helen Mary Anscomb. QBD (Admin (Turner J) 7/2/001 

Davies -v- Ilieff. Ch D (Bernard Livesey QC) 21/12/2000

UK Waste Management Ltd -v- (1) Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport & the Regions (2) Lancashire County Council. QBD (Crown Office List) (Judge Rich QC) 21/9/199