Fiona Killen is a partner in our public law and regulatory team. She is an expert in regulatory and public law, human rights, statutory appeals, judicial review, parliamentary procedures and standards, statutory interpretation, legislative drafting, public sector governance and education law. She also has real strength and depth in freedom of information and data protection matters. She has provided advice, representation and training to central and local government, public bodies, commissioners and ombudsmen, education institutions and private and voluntary sector clients.
She is a member of Scotland’s National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership, as well as the Law Society’s Constitutional Law Sub-Committee and its Freedom of Information and Data Protection Specialist Accreditation Committee. She has an exceptional track record in her field, including working in the Scottish Parliament, the UK Parliament and the US Senate, as well as in the private sector, public sector and higher education.
Fiona is rated as a ‘leading individual’ in the Chambers & Partners categories of Parliamentary and Public Affairs and Administrative and Public Law. She is also ranked in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame and has been a member of a number of award-winning legal teams. Sources say:
“Her knowledge of public sector law is brilliant, and the service that goes with it sets her apart from others”.
“She is fantastic; well-informed, provides excellent customer service and is extremely knowledgeable in public law”.
14th December 2020
The first step in a legal challenge of the continued tier 3 restrictions in Edinburgh has failed.
8th December 2020
The review of Scotland’s COVID-19 tiers was announced today and will take effect on 11 December.
7th July 2020
In response to COVID-19, a swathe of legislative and policy changes were made to protect the public.