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Fiona Horlick is a Band 1 (top tier) leading junior in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. She is praised for her unrivalled advocacy skills, her unbending will to succeed as well as her charisma and her ability to handle clients with sensitivity.

Fiona’s practice encompasses regulatory proceedings including Professional Discipline, Health and Safety and Crime – particularly business crime, medical crime, and health and safety criminal proceedings. She has extensive experience as an advocate in all court from the Privy Council downwards, including the Court of Appeal, the High Court, Crown Courts, regulatory proceedings and inquests. She honed her skills on criminal work and jury trials before expanding her work profile.

Fiona is the co-editor and major contributing author of the leading work on the Bribery Act 2010 Lissack and Horlick on Bribery published internationally by LexisNexis. This work is now in its 2nd edition and provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of bribery in both a national and international context. Fiona advises and represents companies with regard to business crime.

Fiona’s article “The extraterritorial reach of criminal and enforcement action in the English courts” first appeared in the January 2014 edition of the Butterworths Journal of International Banking & Financial Law.

Her Health and Safety practice includes fatalities and serious accidents. She appears in proceedings before the Crown Court, magistrates court and at Inquests on behalf of companies and individuals. Fiona has an extensive practice defending health professionals including doctors, dentists and pharmacists before their disciplinary bodies and in criminal trials, at Inquests and at internal Trust disciplinary/employment hearings.

Business Crime

Against a long career in criminal cases, Fiona has both prosecuted and defended in the range of business and financial crime.

Her experience of financial crime, regulation and enforcement is wide ranging. It includes large scale MTIC fraud, international advance fee fraud, tax fraud, fraudulent trading, mortgage fraud, money laundering and asset recovery.

Fiona is the co-editor and major contributing author of the leading work on the Bribery Act 2010 Lissack and Horlick on Bribery published internationally by LexisNexis. This work is now in its 2nd edition and provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of bribery in both a national and international context. The current edition has a foreword by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and a number of chapters not only on the law with regard to bribery both nationally and internationally, but also subjects such as bribery in sport, in the defence industries, the extractive industries and construction as well as DPAs and sentencing.

Fiona advises companies with regard to business crime, in particular bribery and corruption matters and money laundering. Fiona’s article “The extraterritorial reach of criminal and enforcement action in the English courts” first appeared in the January 2014 edition of the Butterworths Journal of International Banking & Financial Law.

Cases

Re X Company

Advising a multinational company involved in the extractive industry with regard to bribery.

Re Y Company

Advising a multinational company with regard to money laundering.

Re v M & Another

Defending a solicitor in a multi million pound mortgage fraud with international aspects. Acquitted.

R v S & Another

Defending an accountant charged with criminal offences under the Insolvency Act with regard to his professional conduct. Acquitted.

Re v H & Others

Prosecuting multi million Euro laundering operation from drug dealing and other criminal activities involving several different trials and asset confiscation. Convicted.

Appointments & Memberships

  • ARDL
  • CBA
  • FSLA
  • HSLA

Areas of Law


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Testimonials


“Well prepared and knowledgeable. She has the ability to see the real picture.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2018

“Incisive, intelligent and brilliant at cross-examination.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2018

“Recommended for dental, actuarial and medical cases.” Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law, Legal 500 2017

“Her advocacy skills are second to none; most would hate to be subjected to a cross-examination by her because she’s just so good. She grasps technical issues extremely quickly and is an extremely effective advocate.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2017

“She has a phenomenal understanding of her cases and is always able to pick up on the key issues, regardless of the volume of information.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2017

“She defends in medical cases with novel arguments.” Professional Discipline and Regulatory Law, Legal 500 2016

“She grasps complex work quickly and easily, is a master of cross-examination, and an excellent person to represent both regulators and professionals.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2016

“She’s terrific – tenacious but at the same time calm.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2016

“She exudes an air of confidence.” “She’s an excellent advocate who is very good at cross-examination.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2015

“An absolute joy to listen to in full flow.” Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law, Legal 500 2015

“Her advocacy skills are unrivalled and she is fantastic to watch. She knows when to have a fight and when to have people listen to you and like you.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2014

“”Hard-working, enthusiastic” junior Fiona Horlick “is someone you don’t want to be up against,” according to one impressed peer, as “she can destroy your case, very, very quickly.”” Chambers & Partners 2013

“Fiona Horlick, whose “relaxed style belies a vigorous approach.”” Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law, Legal 500 2013

“Fiona Horlick engages in high-stakes disciplinary actions for and against doctors, dentists and pharmacists. She is adept at making intelligent, highly demanding clients feel that they are being well handled. Solicitors like her as she is “capable of being a rottweiler for her client if the situation calls for it.”” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2012

“Fiona Horlick is “at the top of her game” and “combines charm, charisma and an unbending will to succeed.”” Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law, Legal 500 2012

“Her forte lies in defending healthcare professionals. Her “ability to work sensitively with emotional clients” is seen as a particular strength.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2011

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