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November 19, 2010

Fiona Shackleton given peerage

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We’re sure she already has a fabulous taste in fur, but the ermine of a hereditary peer is the latest item to end up in Fiona Shackleton’s wardrobe

We’re sure she already has a fabulous taste in fur, but the ermine of a life peer is the latest item to end up in Fiona Shackleton’s wardrobe.

The fearsome lawyer, who has participated in some of the highest-profile (and wettest) divorce cases of the recent past, will be poacher-turned-gamekeeper as she becomes able to make the law, instead of just fighting with it.

Her cases, first at Farrer & Co, then at Payne Hicks Beach, include: for Paul McCartney against Heather Mills; for Prince Andrew against Fergie; and for Prince Charles against Diana; and for Granatino against Radmacher. The last of these she lost, thereby establishing the importance of pre-nups.

Lady Shackleton (it has a ring to it) picked up Payne Hicks Beach’s award for Family Law Firm of the Year at the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2009.

The picture is an artist’s interpretation of what Fiona Shackleton in ermine might look like

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