Experienced in the areas of commercial, common law, administrative law and Royal Commissions of Inquiry.
Fiona has been recognised for her clear legal advice, advocacy and strategic thinking in commercial and public law matters. She has represented the Commonwealth in major cases including the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, Queensland Floods Commission and currently the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sex Abuse.
She is currently briefed in notable matters including the Murrindindi bushfire class action for the plaintiff, the Casey landfill gas migration action and MFB Burnley toxic waste case. She appeared in the Gunns 20 litigation and Blue Wedges case concerning the dredging of Port Philip Bay.
She has been awarded for her contribution to the advancement of women and human rights issues, in particular, human trafficking. She was Chair of the Victorian Bar in 2012-13 and is an executive director of the Law Council of Australia.
Fiona is the Vice President of the Australian Bar Association.
Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation.