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Fiona Whiteside

Fiona became a member of Chambers on successful completion of her pupillage in September 2018. She specialises in international commercial law, shipping and commodities. Fiona also has experience of bilateral investment treaty arbitration. 

She won the Lincoln's Inn Crowther Shield for ex tempore advocacy in 2017.

Before joining Chambers, Fiona spent two years as a policy advisor to the UK government in the Civil Service Fast Stream. Her areas of expertise included family justice, digital skills and affordable housing policy. She spent six months on secondment to the House of Commons clerking a select committee, during which time she ran a high-profile inquiry into workplace dress codes. 

Prior to that, Fiona worked at the University of Passau, where she taught a range of subjects, including world trade law, EU law and English public law.


Education and Career: 

City Law School, Bar Professional Training Course, Outstanding (2017)

University of Passau, Germany, Master's in German Law (Master in deutschem Recht für ausländische Studierende), Summa Cum Laude (2014)

University College London, Law with German Law LLB (with one year at Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich), First Class (2013)



Supporting editor of fifth supplement to the current edition of Dicey, Morris and Collins on the Conflict of Laws (Sweet & Maxwell, forthcoming).

Research assistant on Freedom of Information in the UK (Thomson Reuters, forthcoming).

Supporting editor of European Yearbook of International Economic Law (Springer 2014).


Appointments and Society Memberships: 

Lincoln's Inn, Junior Members' Association: President (2017–18)

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