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Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO

Baroness Shackleton of Belgravia LVO

Fiona works with a variety of significant clients, primarily dealing with family work.  Chambers legal directory has described her as "a master strategist" and that "she has great skill in putting clients at ease, and she is very good at seeing the big picture". 


Fiona is Solicitor to TRHs Princes William and Harry and was appointed to the rank of LVO in the 2006 New Year's honours list.

Fiona was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Exeter in July 2010.

In December 2010 Fiona was made a life peer and in September 2011 she was appointed an Honorary Bencher of Inner Temple.

Fiona has used the knowledge garnered from 40 years in the profession to do a research project in human relationships “The Shackleton Project” with a view to educating people in making the right decision for marriage.

Fiona is recommended in both Chambers HNW, Chambers UK and The Legal 500 UK. Chambers UK writes that the “phenomenal” Fiona Shackleton commands respect for her expert handling of high net worth disputes and interviewees highlight her market-leading client service and strategic judgement, describing her as “the rainmaker of all rainmakers”.  Another source for Chambers commends Fiona for her "excellent judgement".  The Legal 500 UK comments that Fiona is “immensely quick-thinking”, "extremely astute", "accessible, with a reassuring manner", and is "a demon negotiator".

Fiona has for many years featured in the Citywealth Leaders List and this year is listed in the Top 10 Leading Family & Matrimonial Lawyers and in the Power Women category. Spear's Family Law Index 2020 also lists Fiona as a “Top Flight Family Lawyer” and ranks her as “outstanding in field” with a focus on "ultra high net worth cases."  Spear's describes Fiona as a "Britain's most feared and revered divorce lawyer...probably the greatest family lawyer of all time." 

Fiona is a founding partner of Tatler HNW Address Book and is listed as one of the UK’s top divorce and family lawyers. To view Fiona's Tatler HNW profile click here. Tatler HNW is a bespoke hub and trusted network of influential A-List private client advisers, all at the pinnacle of their profession.

Qualified 1980, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2001, partner 2001.

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