Fiona Clancy

Call 2013

"A fierce advocate who has honed her skills and has a real presence in court."

The Legal 500 2024
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Practice Overview

Fiona Clancy is an experienced Junior with an expanding practice in serious and complex crime.

She has extensive experience in analysing and presenting high-profile cases involving Conspiracy offences, Organised Crime, Drugs, Firearms, and serious violence including Murder; having both prosecuted and defended as a led Junior in multi-handed, serious and complex cases.  Fiona has the fortitude to deal with legal arguments in a fearless manner, and prides herself on her detailed written advocacy and preparation.

As one of a team of lead investigators on the Hillsborough Investigation for the Independent Police Complaints Commission, Fiona honed her skills in dealing compassionately with witnesses and in analysing and investigating extensive historic evidence.  She is also adept at working patiently and sensitively with youths, and in the cross examination of vulnerable individuals, and has particular experience in dealing with Defendants who suffer from mental health.

Fiona is a former member of the Royal Military Police, and therefore has an excellent understanding of defending those in the military or emergency services.  She was also previously a member of the General Medical Council Legal Team, and is proficient in cases involving complex medical evidence and multiple expert witnesses, including cases involving non-accidental injuries.

Fiona is a Grade 3 CPS Prosecutor and has taught Advocacy, Criminal Law and Criminal Litigation on the Bar Professional Training Course, Graduate Diploma in Law and LLB Law.

She is committed to supporting social mobility at the Bar and through the Inns of Court.  She mentors Bar students, and has given her time to sit on the scholarship panel for Inner Temple.  Fiona is Chambers’ Pro Bono Champion with the charity Advocate.