Prior to coming to the bar, Fiona Todd was a Senior Associate with Robert Stary Lawyers. She spent four years with that office appearing regularly as defence counsel in contested Magistrates’ Court proceedings (contests, committals and bail) County Court appeals and pleas, and Supreme Court applications.
While a solicitor Fiona had carriage of a range of defence cases in State and Federal jurisdictions. State matters included prosecutions for drugs matters, sexual offences and murder. Fiona also ran defence cases in large Commonwealth prosecutions for terrorism offences and people smuggling. She has written and presented papers on the litigation of prison conditions in R v Benbrika, a prosecution under commonwealth anti-terrorism law.
Fiona was previously Associate to Justice Morris of the Supreme Court and President of VCAT. While an associate Fiona developed a particular interest in administrative law.
Prior to commencing her legal training, Fiona was a professional freelance actor appearing in theatre and television. She was also State President of the actor’s union, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.