Fiona Culliney


Fiona is a prosecutor in the Crown Specialist Group with a background in the prosecution of serious crime and regulatory prosecutions.

Fiona has prosecuted a significant number of criminal jury trials on behalf of the Crown in the District Court and High Court.  Fiona regularly prosecutes serious sexual violence cases, large-scale drug operations, financial crime and violent offending including homicide.  Fiona also has a particular interest in extradition and has acted on behalf of both the United Kingdom and Australia in such cases.  Fiona frequently appears as counsel for the New Zealand Police on appeals to the High Court and for the Solicitor-General in the Court of Appeal.  She also acts for the Commissioner of Police in restraint and forfeiture proceedings in the High Court under the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009.

LLB/BCom, University of Auckland