About

Fiona Hinds is a Partner in the Commercial Dispute Resolution team. She acts on a wide range of commercial disputes and has notable expertise in complex cross-border fraud claims, financial services and sport.

Fiona regularly advises on emergency action, including without notice injunction and asset recovery procedures. She has a particular specialism where there are concerns about money laundering, proceeds of crime or regulatory compliance.

Many of Fiona's clients are active in the financial services sector, including fund managers and investment funds, regulated entities and authorised persons. She regularly advises on partnership, joint venture and company disputes in this industry.

As co-head of the firm's Sports group, Fiona also advises individuals, agents, managers and businesses on a range of disputes in the sport sector. She acts predominantly in football and equestrianism, but has experience in a variety of international disciplines.

Fiona takes a practical and commercial approach, which is invaluable when her clients need urgent action to protect their assets.

Fiona is a member of the following professional bodies:

  • Fraud Lawyers Association
  • London Solicitors Litigation Association
  • Women in Sports Law
  • Women in Racing
Recent work
  • Advising the claimant in N v  the National Crime Agency & Royal Bank of Scotland, which obtained mandatory injunctions and declaratory relief against its bank in the context of the operation of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  • Advising a performance horse breeder on a dispute with its bank following a fraud on the business
  • Advising a former premiership football player on a dispute with his former club and offshore pension trustees over pension entitlementsAdvising a football agent in relation to a contractual dispute over the interpretation of a commercial contract
  • Advising former premiership football player on a cross-border dispute with his agent
Accolades
Fiona is listed as a key lawyer for Civil Fraud and Commercial Litigation by Legal 500 2020.
Did you know
Fiona is a Preliminary Teacher with the British Horse Society and spends her spare time working with young or challenging horses and their owners.

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