'Fiona Pearson is an excellent lawyer, her valuable experience on the ‘professional insurer’ side is put to great use on the claimant side. A good instinct about whether claims are viable and wonderful client handling skills, particularly good at reassuring difficult clients.'
'[...] very easy-going and a pleasure to work with generally; achieves great results for her clients; very hard-working.'
Legal 500 2021, London Professional Negligence
'[...] stands out for her calmness, tenacity and negotiating skills.'
'[...] a highly experienced and pragmatic lawyer; she is hardworking, great to deal with and always has the interests of her clients at heart.'
'[...] experienced, knowledgeable, and is prepared to go the extra mile for her clients.'
Legal 500 2021, London & South West Professional Negligence
Fiona is Deputy Head of the Risk & Compliance team and advises the Firm on risk strategy together with its risk and regulatory compliance obligations.
Fiona has extensive experience in professional risks having acted for professional indemnity insurers and solicitors in the defence of professional negligence claims for many years. She has subsequently acted for clients in claims against a wide range of professionals. Fiona is a named lawyer in Legal 500 for professional negligence.
She also advises on insurance coverage issues, particularly those arising from professional indemnity, Directors & Officers liability and business interruption policies.
- Representing a national clothing company in a professional negligence claim against its former solicitors in relation to complex tax issues.
- Acting for an events company on insurance coverage and a related professional negligence claim arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Advising a number of clients, including a chain of hotels, sports hospitality and travel businesses, and wedding venues on business interruption insurance cover, and regulatory issues arising out of the impact of the pandemic.