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

She also regularly accepts instructions in the following areas of law:

• Residential Landlord and Tenant
• Commercial Landlord and Tenant
• Building and Construction
• Commercial/debt
• Corporate Insolvency/ Bankruptcy
• Trusts and Probate

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

Fiona 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) 7/2/2001
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) 21/9/1999