Fiona Scolding KC > Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers


Fiona’s practice focusses upon public law challenges in a wide variety of contexts concerning both local and central government and non governmental departmental bodies. She has particular expertise in areas concerning children and vulnerable adults, with a focus upon education, the Court of Protection, healthcare, community care, equality, human rights and discrimination, but also has experience in areas as varied as immigration, prisons, social security and general public law work.

Fiona’s work for government departments has led her to develop an expertise in public procurement, and she has been involved (on behalf of the Legal Aid Agency) with many large scale challenges to procurement exercises since 2010.

Fiona has been recommended by the Legal 500 for her work in education law since 2002, and is also recommended by them in administrative & public law and civil liberties & human rights.  She is recommended by Chambers & Partners for her work in education law alongside the Court of Protection and local government.

Fiona has a commitment to pro bono work. She also is on the EHRC panel counsel since 2010, and has a keen appreciation and understanding of equality and rights legislation.  She was a member of the Attorney General’s B panel from 2013 to 2017.

Fiona is currently instructed as senior counsel to the Anglican and residential schools investigations on behalf of IICSA (the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse).


French, Italian, Spanish


Professional memberships/appointments

  • QC 2017
  • Appointed Deputy District Judge (Civil) in August 2010.  Sit on the South-Eastern Circuit (East Anglia).  Has Family law ticket from March 2014
  • Appointed to the B Panel of Treasury Counsel March 2013 for a five-year appointment
  • Appointed to the Panel of Counsel representing the Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010 – date)
  • Qualified Mediator (ADR Chambers). Occasionally works as a Mediator
  • Registered Pupil Supervisor
  • Advocacy Trainer for Gray’s Inn
  • Member of ALBA, PIBA, LCLBA, HRLA, Education Law Association, Procurement Lawyer’s Association
  • Member of ELAS Executive Committee 2007 – 2013
  • Direct Access Qualified
  • Undertakes work for the Bar Pro Bono Unit and other organisations. 


  • 1991 – 1994: BA History, Downing College Cambridge – 2:1
  • 1994 – 1995: Diploma in Law, City University – Commendation
  • 1995 – 1996: Bar Professional Training Course, ICSL – Very Competent