Fiona joined Weightmans' family law team in 2015 as a partner with over 20 years' experience dealing exclusively with family law issues. Having practised in London with leading and innovative family law firms before relocating to Manchester, Fiona deals with matters for clients wherever they are based – whether in the North West, London or elsewhere in the UK and abroad.
Main practice areas include pre and post marital agreements, cohabitation agreements, divorce (including international forum issues), financial settlements, child law and international relocation cases for married and unmarried clients.
Fiona and the team at Weightmans provide a bespoke, tailor made service for each individual client. Fiona is able to offer a range of dispute resolution options as a trained mediator, collaborative lawyer and litigator and is recognised for providing strategic case management and a focused, realistic and discreet approach to clients.
Former clients include high net worth individuals, in particular wealthy land owners, media personalities (including 'A list' film and TV stars), sportsmen (including Premiership footballers and other England team sportsmen), entrepreneurs, businessmen and City lawyers.
In one matter on which Fiona was instructed the Court of Appeal stated that they had "never seen a financial case of greater complexity".
Fiona is a member of the nationwide family law organisation Resolution, Collaborative Law Manchester, and Manchester Working Mothers in Business and chairs a number of other professional groups/events.
She is a co-author of previous editions of Resolution's Good Practice guidance and consent order precedents. She regularly writes for the national and local press and presents to other professionals on family law issues.
Fiona is recognised as a leader in her field by the legal directories and fellow professionals including wealth managers.
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"A really excellent lawyer, technical and personable." Chambers & Partners 2018