Fiona leads the firm’s Restructuring and Business Advisory team. With over 20 years’ experience, Fiona is very highly regarded for both her technical expertise and her commercial acumen. She provides advice across the full spectrum of restructuring and insolvency matters in relation to businesses of all sizes. Fiona is regularly instructed to provide strategic advice to directors of distressed corporate entities and groups (including cross-border advisory) and to act for stakeholders (including lenders) in relation to distressed counterparties, as well as advising insolvency practitioners. Fiona enjoys finding innovative solutions to issues and applying new approaches to situations. Developing and building strong relationships as a trusted advisor is the basis of Fiona’s practice.
Clients describe Fiona as:
“an exceptional solicitor with significant experience, allowing quick and practical advice to be delivered whatever the circumstances.” (Chambers and Partners, 2022)
“approachable and explains matters in an understandable manner.” (Chambers and Partners, 2022)
“very experienced. Technically very strong but takes a commercial approach. A go-to partner for challenging assignments.” (Legal 500, 2022)
Fiona's areas of expertise include acting for insolvency practitioners in formal insolvencies, advising lenders in respect of security enforcement, restructurings and managed exits, and acting for corporates and boards of directors facing financial challenges. Fiona has experience of working across a significant number of sectors, with particular focus on professional service firms, farming and energy, transport and logistics, oil and gas, and oil and gas service businesses. She is known for providing straight-talking commercial advice.