Fiona Todd


Year of Call 2014



General Profile


Fiona joined chambers in 2016 following successful completion of her pupillage with Stephanie Jarron and Jonathan Rodger.   Since then, Fiona has built her reputation as a tenacious advocate who provides commercial and practical advice.  Her solicitor clients range from the region’s top firms to more modest high street firms.  They see her strength lies in her ability to relate to her lay clients, from banks, professionals and corporations to private individuals.  She tailors her service to the specific requirements of type of client and the nature of their dispute.   

 

Fiona appears regularly in the County and High Courts throughout the country and is always prepared to assist with urgent work.

 

Areas of Emphasis

 

Insolvency - all aspects of both corporate and individual insolvency, including all stages of winding-up and bankruptcy. 

 

Some of Fiona’s recent insolvency work includes:

 

-          advising a landlord about relief from forfeiture of a disclaimed lease;

-          acting for a trustee in bankruptcy to strike out a debtor’s notice of appeal;

-          advising a debtor on variations to a CVA made without his consent;

-          block transfer orders;

-          an application to suspend dissolution of a company;

-          applications to annul bankruptcies and set aside statutory demands.

 

Fiona is particularly interested in insolvent estates of deceased persons.

 

 

Property - all aspects including conveyancing, mortgages / charges, easements, boundary disputes, nuisance and restrictive covenants.

 

Fiona regularly appears for lenders in contested possession and sale applications.

 

She recently advised in a complex right of way claim and successfully represented the applicants in an adverse possession claim in the First Tier Tribunal of the Property Chamber.

 

Fiona advised and successfully represented the claimants in a boundary dispute through to trial of a preliminary issue which was whether a mediated settlement between the parties was binding.

 

Landlord and tenant - residential and business, possession, secured and assured tenancies.

 

Fiona recently appeared for the Defendant in a day-long unlawful eviction trial. She regularly attends court to obtain orders for possession and is happy to take short-notice instructions to attend hearings.

 

She has recently advised on the rectification of a lease on the grounds of mistake and the enforceability of a side letter in the context of a claim for injunctive relief.

 

Commercial dispute resolution – Fiona undertakes all aspects of commercial litigation.  Including applications, construction of contracts and sale of goods and claims under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 as well as breach of contract and enforcement of contract terms.

 

 

Company and Partnership – all aspects of company and partnership disputes including breach of directors’ duties and unlawful distributions.

 

Fiona recently advised directors of a company pre-action in relation to the actions of a rogue former director who had stripped the company of its assets and set up a rival business. The causes of action against the director included breaches of his directors’ duties and the economic torts of conspiracy and interference with the company’s economic interests.

 

Contentious probate – Fiona is happy to take instructions in all areas including trusts, wills and the administration of estates as well as claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.

 

Local authorities – Fiona is particularly interested in options for enforcing liability orders.


Career and Associations

 

Contributor to Westlaw Insight

Member of the North Eastern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding): 2013 – 2014

Trinity Chambers Prize for Best Overall Student on the BPTC: 2014

Parklane Plowden Prize for Excellence in Advocacy: 2014

Dean’s Award Scholarship for the BPTC: 2013 - 2014

Graduate Diploma in Law: 2012 – 2013 – Edinburgh University

Law (LLB) Hons, University of Edinburgh: 2007 - 2011

 

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