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Fiona Horlick QC

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Year of Call:

1992

Silk:

2019


Fiona Horlick QC was consistently ranked as a Band 1 (top tier) leading junior before her elevation to silk, in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. She is now ranked as a respected New Silk.  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.

“Incisive, intelligent and brilliant at cross-examination”

“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”

“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”

“Persuasive and appropriately firm in her advocacy, making her a fearsome opponent”

“Her approachable manner puts clients at ease”

Fiona’s practice encompasses Health and Safety, a wide variety of Regulatory work, Disciplinary proceedings and Specialist Crime – particularly business crime, medical crime, and health and safety criminal proceedings. She has extensive experience as an advocate in all courts from the Privy Council (defending in murder appeals), the Court of Appeal, the High Court, Crown Courts (all types of crime), 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. The 3rd edition has been commissioned and will be available in 2020. This renowned publication 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.

Appointments & Memberships

  • ARDL
  • CBA
  • FSLA
  • HSLA

Fiona Horlick QC is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

Areas of Law


Testimonials


“She is brilliant on her feet.” Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law, Legal 500 2020

“She demonstrates a superior command of fitness-to-practise hearings as well as appeals in the Administrative Court, and is a strong choice for representation where there are allegations of serious sexual misconduct.” Professional Discipline, Chambers and Partners 2020

“Straight-talking and easy to work with – a formidable advocate.” Professional Discipline, Chambers and Partners 2020

“Favoured for her experience and dedicated approach.” Professional Discipline, Chambers and Partners 2020

“Personable and very tough.” Professional Discipline, Chambers and Partners 2020

“A really impressive advocate.” “Her approachable manner puts clients at ease.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2019

“She has a very keen eye for detail.” Professional Discipline, Chambers & Partners 2019

“Persuasive and appropriately firm in her advocacy, making her a fearsome opponent.” Professional Discipline & Regulatory Law, Legal 500 2019

“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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