Following her career as a professional opera singer, Fiona Darroch embarked on a second career as a barrister, being called to the Bar in 1994. In addition to her civil and commercial law practice, she specialises in environmental law, with particular interests in corporate compliance, regulatory litigation, pollution, nuisance and waste. Internationally, she contributes to the development of public interest litigation in Africa, encompassing international and domestic statutory obligations of state agencies, the implementation of environmental impact assessments, and analyses of procurement processes in general, together with their wider implications for communities in emerging economies in the region. These are matters upon which she writes, teaches, lectures and consults. In 2001 Fiona founded Protimos, an organisation of development lawyers who provide access to law and legal education for impoverished and marginalised communities in resource rich emerging economies.