FIONA SHACKLETON

PAYNE HICKS BEACH

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fshackleton@phb.co.uk

Her clients may include royals and celebrities, but Baroness Shackleton has become famous in her own right — though she is too discreet to give interviews. Nicknamed the ‘Steel Magnolia’ because of her glamour and toughness, she has worked on the divorces of Madonna, Prince Charles and Paul McCartney. One of family law’s ‘old guard’, she is respected by rival lawyers thanks to her common sense, courage and instinct. Heather Mills poured a jug of water over Shackleton’s head at the end of her divorce’s final hearing but she took it in her stride, leaving the High Court with wet hair and a happy client in Paul McCartney as Mills was awarded only £24 million, against the £125 million she had requested.

Fiona Shackleton
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