Fiona McAddy has routinely defended a broad spectrum of offences before the Crown Court and with a focus on cases involving offences of serious violence or fraud. She has a particular interest in the potential legal complexities involved in indictments alleging conspiracy and has been instructed to advise on conspiracy matters both in this jurisdiction and abroad.
As a result of her interest in the law relating to conspiracies, Fiona has been instructed as led Junior in a number of factually complex and paper heavy fraud matters involving multiple agreements, transactions and defendants.
Much of her early career was spent appearing before the Youth Court. As a consequence of this experience, Fiona is regularly instructed on behalf of young and vulnerable defendants who appear before the Crown Court for trial, charged with matters ranging from murder to rape and arson.
Fiona has appeared before the Court of Appeal in relation to appeals against conviction in relation to the framing of conspiracy indictments, and appeals against sentence in relation to a variety of matters, including dangerousness, and Article 8 considerations.
She is a CPS grade 3 prosecutor and has previously been instructed by the FCA in relation to a number of investigations.
Fiona has a growing practice in regulatory and professional discipline matters and she is currently one of the junior counsel to the Dame Linda Dobbs Review.
R v TWP (2023)
Led junior representing the last defendant in a four handed drug related murder
R v DB (2023)
Led junior for the second defendant on an indictment alleging 32 counts of sexual and violent offending in relation to family members
R v JM (2023)
Represented defendant charged with the rape of a 10 year old in a family setting.
R v AT (2023)
Led junior representing the MD charged with fraud in connection with the collapse of a high profile investment company.
R v JK (2022)
Represented defendant charged with conspiring to acquire firearms for sale.
R v NH (2021)
Led junior for the second defendant on an indictment alleging historic incest.
R v JL (2021)
Represented the first defendant on a multi handed indictment relating to the robbery of a high profile jewellers.