News and Events - Fiona Robertson

14th Mar 2022News

Husband and wife team convicted of human trafficking and controlling prostitution

Rebekah Hummerstone and Fiona Robertson prosecuted spouses Nicusor and Rodica Gheorghe for trafficking vulnerable women from Romania to the UK to be sexually exploited as prostitutes in brothels across London. The defendants were unanimously convicted of human trafficking and controlling prostitution after a 5 week trial at Southwark Crown Court. The case involved parallel investigations […]

12th Nov 2021News

The 6th edition of Rook & Ward on Sexual Offences Law and Practice has been published. Fiona Robertson co-authored the chapter on DNA evidence

The 6th edition of Rook & Ward on Sexual Offences: Law and Practice Fiona co-authored chapter 25 on DNA evidence. The foreword by the Lord Chief Justice describes the book as providing “a comprehensive understanding of the substantive law” in this area from CPS decision making, through disclosure, the trial process and evidence, to sentencing […]

3rd Aug 2021News

Fiona Robertson appointed Treasury Counsel Monitoree

Fiona Robertson has been appointed to the Treasury Counsel monitoree scheme commencing in Autumn 2021. Treasury Counsel are a team of specialist advocates, appointed by the Attorney General in consultation with the Director of Public Prosecutions, who prosecute the most serious and complex cases in the country, as well as advising government departments. In order […]

1st Feb 2021Newsletters

2 Hare Court Private Prosecutions’ Group Newsletter

Welcome to our first Private Prosecutions’ Group newsletter of 2021. Brian O’Neill QC Editor No newsletter at the start of a new year would be complete without a review of the preceding one.  And whilst 2020 was truly an annus horribilis, it was not without its developments in the world of private prosecutions as Fiona […]

13th Jan 2021News

Fiona Robertson appears in Reading terrorism case

Fiona Robertson represented Khairi Saadallah who pleaded guilty to three counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder before Sweeney J at the Central Criminal Court. The offences were committed in Reading in the early evening of Saturday 20 June 2020 as members of the public relaxed in Forbury Gardens following the relaxation of […]