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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 is recommended as a Leading Junior in Chambers UK Bar Guide and Legal 500. 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 was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in January 2013 and 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.




"A robust litigator who's always well prepared." – Chambers UK Bar 2018


An experienced matrimonial finance practitioner who has particular expertise in cases concerning pension complications. She has been a Recorder on the Midlands Circuit since 2009.  – Chambers UK Bar 2018


‘A first-class lawyer.’ - Legal 500 UK Bar 2017




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




  • 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