Fiona Robertson

Fiona Robertson

"She is exceptionally articulate in front of both clients and the court."

Chambers UK 2024
Year of call: 2008
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Criminal Defence

Ranked as a leading junior in Crime by the Legal 500 Fiona has extensive trial experience and regularly defends cases across the spectrum of serious criminal offences. Her practise is focused on defending those accused of serious and organised crime including rape, murder and financial crime.

Fiona has particular experience conducting matters involving young defendants or those with mental health issues. She regularly conducts matters involving different aspects of expert evidence including cell site, DNA and medical evidence and is able to master these complex areas with ease. She is a contributing author to the DNA chapter in Rook and Ward on Sexual Offences: Law and Practice.

Notable Cases:

R v A (2023)

Fiona successfully represented an individual accused of drugging and raping a close friend in the back of his taxi.

R v G (2023)

Fiona acted alone for the first defendant, a successful drill artist, accused of conspiracy to murder in respect of a gang ‘ride out’ in which 3 innocent members of the public were shot.

R v R (2022)

Fiona secured an acquittal for a doctor accused of sexually assaulting an elderly patient during the course of a medical examination at a GP surgery.

R v F (2022)

Fiona represented a serving police officer accused of multiple counts of rape, assault by penetration and sexual assault of a 7 year old child over several months. The case was tried by a High Court Judge given the nature of the allegations.

R v S (2021)

Fiona represented an individual charged with the murder of 3 men and attempted of 3 others in a terrorist motivated attack in a park in Reading. A Newton Hearing was conducted before Mr Justice Sweeney to determine whether the defendant’s actions were terrorist motivated, involved extensive planning and whether the defendant’s mental health issues were a contributory factor.

R v M (2021)

Fiona’s client was acquitted after a 5 day trial in respect of allegations that he had repeatedly sexually assaulted the daughter of a close family friend. The case involved the first s.28 cross examination of the young complainant at Cambridge Crown Court.

NCA v S (2019)

Fiona, led by Leon Kazakos K.C., represented the lead defendant in the largest prosecution brought for the importation and production of anabolic steroids in the UK. In addition to being involved in the production of anabolic steroids in a special fitted laboratory found on his business premises the defendant was accused of being involved in the importation of anabolic steroids from India using complex shipping routes via Singapore, Europe and Ireland to mailboxes in the the UK.

R v L (2019)

Fiona represented an individual charged with murder in relation to a group attack on a gang rival. Following simmering tensions between rival gangs the victim’s group attacked the defendant’s group into a park. The group were quickly outnumbered whereupon the victim was chased down an alleyway and attacked by the defendant’s group armed with golf clubs, bats and machetes.

Fiona was also instructed on behalf of 4 of the defendants for proceedings in the Court of Appeal in which the defendants sought to overturn their convictions on the basis of unfairness in the trial process due to lengthy periods of separation during the jury’s deliberations. This case is now a leading authority on case management and acceptable breaks during the trial process (R v Woodward and others [2019] EWCA Crim 1002)

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