Fiona Guy Kidd QC is a trusted senior criminal law specialist. With 29 years' experience, she has been counsel in over 100 jury trials and 100 appeals in the Court of Appeal.

Fiona has appeared before Commissions of Inquiry, Coroner's Court, Environment Court, the New Zealand Parole Board, Professional Disciplinary Tribunals and all Courts from the District Court to the Supreme Court.

Fiona has presented at New Zealand Law Society seminars on the Solicitor-General's prosecution guidelines and charging decisions, the law on "parties" to offences and the Evidence Act. In 2015 she was the Director of the New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills Programme. She is President of the Criminal Bar Association of New Zealand and a member of the New Zealand Law Society's Criminal Law Committee.

Fiona is named in "The Best Lawyers in New Zealand" for Criminal Defence.

Please view/download a copy of my CV outlining my full credentials here.


I take on serious criminal charges and matters which are important to you.

My work ranges from murder, manslaughter, sexual offending, Class A, B and C drug offending, arson, violence offences through to driving offences.

I have assisted companies and individuals being investigated for or charged with regulatory offences against the Resource Management Act, Conservation Act, Electricity Act and the Animal Welfare Act.

I have defended Proceeds of Crime applications and acted for a third party seeking relief from orders.

I have an expertise in appeals against conviction, sentence and against decisions on matters of law. I appear on appeals from all around New Zealand.


Being a member of both Montrose Chambers in Invercargill and Bridgeside Chambers in Christchurch assists Fiona to represent clients facing charges in Canterbury, Otago and Southland.