Fiona Shackleton

Honorary graduates 2010-11

Fiona Shackleton (LLD)

Saturday 17 July 2010, 9:00am

Fiona Shackleton, LVO was born 26 May 1956 in London. She is the daughter of Jonathan Charkham, an advisor to The Bank of England and economist, and Moira Elizabeth Frances Salmon. Her mother's family were owners of the J. Lyons & Co. cornerhouse empire.

Fiona was educated at Benenden School in Kent and went on to undertake her law degree here, at Exeter. Although prior to starting her distinguished legal career she taught herself to cook, becoming an executive caterer for a short while.

She qualified as a solicitor in 1980, joining Brecher & Co in 1981 and was made a partner later that year. She joined Farrer & Co in 1984 where she became a partner in 1987. She is currently a Partner at Payne Hicks Beach whom she joined in 2001. She is also Personal Solicitor to Prince William of Wales and Prince Harry of Wales.

In 2006 she was made a Lieutenant of the Victorian Order.

Fiona is married to Ian Shackleton who is related to Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. The couple have two daughters and live in London. In her spare time she enjoys listening to opera, cooking, calligraphy and playing bridge.