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Fiona Hay, MCIArb

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Called: 1989



Fiona is a Family Law Specialist who practices exclusively in financial remedy cases. She has been recommended as a Band One Leading Junior in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession since 2011. She is said to be “sympathetic with clients and represents them robustly” (2011) and is described as the barrister of choice for financial cases (2014). Fiona lectures for Jordans Family Law in relation to pension issues. She has published works by Sweet and Maxwell, Practical Law and Westlaw. She is co-author of the leading text book in relation to Pension Sharing on Divorce – Pensions and Divorce, a Practitioner’s Handbook, Sweet and Maxwell, 2013, described by Mostyn J as a work “of exceptional clarity of expression”.


Fiona is a Recorder on the Midland Circuit.




Fiona’s financial remedy practice comprises complex and substantial cases, particularly those involving pensions and family businesses. Fiona is a member of the Chartered Institute of arbitrators and is available for private financial dispute resolution appointments and early neutral evaluations.




  • Re M (Adoption or Resident Order) [1998] 1 FLR 570
  • Re F and H (Children: Relocation) [2007] EWCA Civ 692, [2008] Fam Law 848
  • M v M [2015] EWFC B63





  • Pensions and Equality [2007] Family Law 310. 
  • Pensions on Divorce: A Practitioner’s Handbook, the leading textbook on pensions and divorce, published by Sweet and Maxwell, 2013. 
  • Pension on Divorce -  Practical Law, Thomson Reuters
  • Pensions on Divorce  - Westlaw
  • Capitalising periodical payments; lump sum or pension share? – Sweet and Maxwell White Paper 2013