Fiona Fernie


Fiona has been successfully resolving disputes with HMRC for over 30 years, including those involving complex tax technical issues. She is adept at balancing technical detail with a strategic and pragmatic approach to problem solving.


Fiona Fernie is a partner in our Tax Dispute Resolution Team, having previously been Head of Tax Investigations at a law firm, prior to which she spent a number of years as a Tax Dispute Resolution Partner in a large international accountancy firm.


She has over 30 years' experience in providing advice and support to clients who are subject to investigations/enquiries by HM Revenue & Customs to enable them to reach a satisfactory conclusion, with particular focus on large complex investigations, and those with an offshore element.


Fiona also advises both taxpayers and other professionals in relation to use of information and inspection powers, time limits for assessment, determining penalty loadings and all other aspects of the administration and enforcement aspects of the taxes statute. Her clients include individuals, trusts, corporates, partnerships and other professional advisers. She covers all types of direct tax.


Fiona has lectured extensively in relation to tax dispute resolution across the world at professional conferences, has written articles for the trade press and is quoted extensively in the national broadsheets on the subject, as well as making occasional appearances on BBC and Sky News. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Outside work Fiona’s passions are interior design, fast cars and golf.