Fiona qualified as a barrister in 1992. In addition to her work as a Turnstone Law team barrister, she also practices through Outer Temple Chambers.
She has extensive experience across a wide range of criminal and regulatory law, including health & safety, fire safety, food safety, maritime and white-collar crime. She is the co-editor and contributing author of the premier international textbook on bribery, ‘Lissack and Horlick on Bribery’.
Fiona has been an advocate in all courts from the Privy Council downwards. Her health & safety experience includes fatalities and serious accidents, as well as advising multinationals, utilities companies, construction companies and airlines on their compliance with regulations. She has appeared at many inquests.
Her instructions include advising a participant at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, defending a care home in a prosecution brought by the Care Quality Commission and prosecuting a large multi-national security services company as a result of a suspected legionnaires outbreak at their premises. She is particularly sought after by clients for her strategic input into investigations pre-PACE interview with a target of achieving a result of 'no further enforcement action'.
Her experience of business and financial crime, regulation and enforcement is wide-ranging. It includes bribery and corruption, large scale MTIC/carousel fraud, international advance fee fraud, tax fraud, fraudulent trading, mortgage fraud, money laundering and asset recovery.
Before her elevation to becoming a QC, Fiona was consistently ranked as a Band 1 (top tier) leading junior barrister, in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. She is now ranked as a respected New QC.
"Straight talking and easy to work with - a formidable advocate"
"Personable and very tough"
"She is brilliant on her feet"
"A really impressive advocate"
"Her approachable manner puts clients at their ease"
"She has a very keen eye for detail"
"Persuasive and appropriately firm in her advocacy, making her a fearsome opponent"
"Incisive, intelligent and brilliant at cross-examination"
"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"
"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 unrivaled and she is fantastic to watch. She knows when to have a fight and when to have people listen to you and like you"
"Hard-working, enthusiastic" 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."
'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."’
Health and Safety Lawyers' Association
Criminal Bar Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary lawyers
Financial Services Law Association
Westminster School, London
Kings College, London LLB Law