Biography

Fiona is an Associate at Carbert Waite LLP. She began her articles with Carbert Waite in August 2018 after graduating from the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law. Prior to attending law school, Fiona had a lengthy career as a registered nurse, in which she worked primarily in the post anesthesia care unit. Fiona has worked as a nurse in Scotland, Saudi Arabia and Canada.

During law school, Fiona worked as a research assistant in the areas of environmental, administrative and regulatory law, and she co-authored an academic paper in the Journal of Environmental Law and Practice, which examines the use of creative sentencing orders which direct an offender to fund projects that facilitate objects such as environmental research, education or remediation. 

In her third year of law school, Fiona was involved with the Public Interest Law Clinic at the University of Calgary which facilitates access to justice, supports litigation on public interest legal issues, and advocates for law reform, in areas such as environmental protection, human rights and public health. Through this experience, Fiona was able to assist with preparing a file for the Supreme Court of Canada.

Fiona was also actively involved in the University of Calgary mooting program, where she competed in the William McGillivray Moot Shield Competition and the Bennett Jones Cup in Health Law Advocacy competition. Fiona remains involved with the mooting program and enjoys providing mentorship to students.

PUBLICATIONS

Funding Environmental Projects with Regulatory Prosecutions: Transparency and Accountability in Creative Environmental Sentencing

Education

  • University of Calgary (J.D., 2018)
  • Robert Gordon University, Scotland
    (Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing, 1996)

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Association of Women Lawyers