Fiona Elder

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LLB (Hons) Sheffield
Year of call and Inn: 
1988; Gray's Inn
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit; CBA
Public Access Areas: 
Practice Overview: 

Fiona Elder is a specialist in criminal law undertaking prosecution and defence work throughout the South West. She is a CPS panel advocate level 4 prosecutor.

Fiona also has extensive practices in inquests and professional disciplinary work.

Pro Bono Work:

On behalf of Amicus and Amnesty International, Fiona drafted a brief, for the Arizona Supreme Court, which was successful in commuting the sentence, passed on a juvenile, from death to life imprisonment.

Public Access:

Fiona Elder is licensed to accept work under the Public Access rules and undertakes inquest areas in the scheme.


"Experienced in cases involvingt sexual offences and juveniles"
Legal 500 2016

“Experienced in cases involving vulnerable defendants and victims, including matters where violent crimes are alleged”
Legal 500 2015

“Experienced in working with young defendants and people with mental health issues”
Legal 500 2014

“she is very tenacious; she handles cases very well and is always exactingly prepared”
Chambers and Partners 2014

“she knows the ropes in hearings and “has the confidence of lay clients.”
Chambers and Partners 2013

“good eye for detail and an ability to get to the nub of the matter quickly”
Chambers and Partners 2012

“She has great interpersonal skills and the ability to put clients at ease.”
Chambers and Partners 2010

“an excellent strategist and an articulate counsel who can distill a case down to its core ingredients”
Legal 500 2010

Areas of Practice