Fiona Holloran

Year of Call: 1989


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  • “Fiona Holloran is a powerful advocate. She speaks with authority and knows what she's doing.”

    “Fiona Holloran is not far off from getting silk. She has a very good practice and is bright and courageous.”

    “Fiona Holloran is a fearsome advocate.”

    Chambers and Partners (2023) - Family: Children
  • ‘Fiona is truly exceptional. She is highly respected, experienced, always extremely well-prepared and much sought after. She is unflappable with a remarkable ability to recall every detail in the cases she has prepared. She is a go-to barrister on difficult and complex cases and a skilled and robust advocate.’
    Ranked: Tier 1

    The Legal 500 (2023)
  • "Fiona did a fantastic job with very little help and guidance, she was very responsive and available. She was very professional and came across like she genuinely cared about my case. She is great at what she does and I will also make sure I recommend her to friends and colleagues, who are going through similar situations."

    Miss H
  • 'Fiona is silk material. She is instructed in the most complex and challenging child care cases.'

    The Legal 500 (2022)
  • ‘She is very experienced senior junior, who commands the respect of judges and advocates.'

    The Legal 500 (2021)
  • 'Fiona's strengths are her intelligent analysis of complex medical issues, her straightforward management of difficult clients with compassion and impeccable preparation.'

    The Legal 500 (2021)
  • 'She has the enviable quality of exuding authority when dealing with other advocates, judges and clients.’

    The Legal 500 (2021)
  • 'Complex cases involving parental alienation and abuse are her forte.'

    The Legal 500 (2020)

Education

Our Lady’s Convent Grammar School
University of Warwick LLB (Hons)
Inns of Court School of Law


Professional Memberships

FLBA
Child Concern


  • “Fiona Holloran is a powerful advocate. She speaks with authority and knows what she's doing.”

    “Fiona Holloran is not far off from getting silk. She has a very good practice and is bright and courageous.”

    “Fiona Holloran is a fearsome advocate.”

    Chambers and Partners (2023) - Family: Children
  • ‘Fiona is truly exceptional. She is highly respected, experienced, always extremely well-prepared and much sought after. She is unflappable with a remarkable ability to recall every detail in the cases she has prepared. She is a go-to barrister on difficult and complex cases and a skilled and robust advocate.’
    Ranked: Tier 1

    The Legal 500 (2023)
  • "Fiona did a fantastic job with very little help and guidance, she was very responsive and available. She was very professional and came across like she genuinely cared about my case. She is great at what she does and I will also make sure I recommend her to friends and colleagues, who are going through similar situations."

    Miss H
  • 'Fiona is silk material. She is instructed in the most complex and challenging child care cases.'

    The Legal 500 (2022)
  • ‘She is very experienced senior junior, who commands the respect of judges and advocates.'

    The Legal 500 (2021)
  • 'Fiona's strengths are her intelligent analysis of complex medical issues, her straightforward management of difficult clients with compassion and impeccable preparation.'

    The Legal 500 (2021)
  • 'She has the enviable quality of exuding authority when dealing with other advocates, judges and clients.’

    The Legal 500 (2021)
  • 'Complex cases involving parental alienation and abuse are her forte.'

    The Legal 500 (2020)

Fiona practices exclusively in the area of Family Law. Her practice covers the full range of Public and Private Law applications and she represents parents, children and local authorities in cases involving all aspects of child care law.

She is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and effective advocates in Manchester and is regularly instructed in complex cases involving historic sexual abuse, multiple injuries, FII and cases with an international element, including abduction.

Fiona has a calm, approachable style. Those she represents appreciate her ability to give sensible and practical advice outside court whilst ensuring that their interests are properly protected and promoted. Her incisive advocacy, grasp of detail and high quality written work means that her clients are always well represented.

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