Catherine 'Fiona' Swain [now Woolf]
May wants the Lord Mayor of London, Catherine 'Fiona' Woolf aka Catherine Fiona Swain, Fiona Woolf, Catherine Swain, Fiona Swain, Catherine WOOLF to carry out role of investigating claims of an Establishment cover-up of VIP paedophile rings. Fiona a top corporate lawyer is also closely linked to Lord Brittan – who is likely to give evidence to her inquiry - and who the finger of blame has long been pointed at, rightly or wrongly Lord Brittan is being accused of overseeing an Establishment cover-up when Home- "Secretary".
Catherine Fiona Woolf CBE (née Swain); born 11 May 1948, Edinburgh, UK.
Woolf’s Scots heritage is illustrious indeed. Her mother is Lancashire-born Margaret Swain MBE (1909-2002).
Born Margaret Helen Hart in Lancashire, she was the eldest of five children. In 1929 she went to London to train as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and it was there that she met her future husband, Richard (Dick) Swain, then a bacteriologist.
Today we'd more likely refer to him as a microbiologist; Dick, Fiona's father, was Richard Henry Austin Swain, who among other works wrote 'Clinical virology' by R.H.A. Swain and T.C. Dodds. Edinburgh, London, E. & S. Livingston, 1967.
It was Dick’s appointment to a teaching post at Edinburgh University in 1947 that brought the family to Scotland just as the first Edinburgh International Festival was starting. At an exhibition in the Signet Library, Margaret was first made aware of Ayrshire needlework. Finding no books on the subject, she researched it for herself, and her findings were published in 1955 as The Flowerers.
Much of the work for her second book, Historical Needlework: A Study of Influences in Scotland and Northern England, published in 1970, was based on her travels round Scotland with Lady Victoria Wemyss.
LADY VICTORIA Wemyss, who has died aged 104, was the subject, with her mother the Duchess of Portland, of a photograph taken 102 years ago which is probably the earliest surviving commercial work by the photographer Alice Hughes (1857-1939).
Lady Victoria Wemyss (nee Cavendish-Bentinck) seen below, was herself an intimate of the royal circle: her father, the sixth Duke of Portland, was Master of the Horse to Queen Victoria and her mother, the Duchess, later Mistress of the Robes to Queen Alexandra. Lady Victoria, probably the last surviving godchild of Queen Victoria, was for 57 years an Extra Woman of the Bedchamber to her cousin Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother).
The pencil drawing below by Dame Elizabeth Blackadder was accepted by the gallery in 2001. Swain was a celebrated historian in the field of embroidery and textiles. While in Glasgow promoting British professional services to the Commonwealth nations, Woolf was signed up to the Global Scot network of influential global businesspeople by Holyrood’s minister for energy, enterprise and tourism, Fergus Ewing.
Fiona Woolf, Lord Mayor of London. Picture: Greg Macvean.Source
According to The Mail
She sits on the board of a City of London conference with Lord Brittan, who is accused of overseeing an Establishment cover-up when he was Home Secretary.
Judges an annual City award scheme alongside Lord Brittan’s wife, Diana.
Gave Lord Brittan’s wife a £50 donation and a friendly good-luck message when she took part in a charity fun run last year.
Has been a neighbour of Lord and Lady Brittan in the same exclusive London street for the past decade.
Lord Brittan above is accused of overseeing an Establishment cover-up when he was Home Secretary - Source
She is a governor of the elite Guildhall School of Music where pupils are said to have been abused.
Is a patron of a body for female lawyers along with Labour’s Harriet Harman, whose National Council of Civil Liberties once had links to the notorious PIE paedophile group. - The Mail 7 September 2014
Fiona went to St. Margaret's School, in the Newington area of Edinburgh, Scotland. The school was famous in Edinburgh city as a prestigious, private, elite all-female school in which fee-paying every term was mandatory and said to be for the 'upper classes'.
She read Law and Psychology at the University of Keele,Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England.
Completed her master's studies at the University of Strasbourg in Strasbourg, Alsace, France.
Qualified as a solicitor in 1973 and worked as an assistant at Clifford Chance LLP until 1978. It's a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom and a member of the "Magic Circle" an informal term for what are generally considered the five leading law firms headquartered in the United Kingdom,and the four or five leading London-based commercial barristers'chambers.
Chairmen past and present: Baroness Butler-Schloss (above) stood down because her brother Lord Havers was Attorney General during the 1980s, when he tried to dissuade the Tory MP Geoffrey Dickens from revealing that senior diplomat Sir Peter Hayman was a paedophile; Fiona Woolf (below). Source of both photos The Mail
"As above, so below!"
She then moved to CMS Cameron McKenna becoming a partner in 1981 until 2004. They too are a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom. When considered as a single firm, CMS ranked 7th by number of lawyers and 22nd by turnover in The American Lawyer 2012 Global 100.
In 2001–02 Woolf was awarded a Senior Fellowship at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (also known as Harvard Kennedy School and HKS) is a public policy and public administration school, and one of Harvard's graduate and professional schools.
She's an Honorary Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, commonly known simply as Middle Temple,which is a senior member of an Inn of Court in England and Wales. Benchers hold office for life once elected.
She's a Court of Assistants, which is a council of members belonging to the livery; the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers is one of the oldest and nowadays smallest (with about 120 members) livery companies of the City of London. Wax Chandlers, merchants in beeswax products traded separately from Tallow Chandlers; beeswax candles, being expensive, were usually reserved for churches and the households of royalty and nobility, while tallow candles were generally used in ordinary homes.
An Honorary Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants and a liveryman of the Plumbers', Arbitrators', Marketors' and the Tax Advisers' companies.
The City's second female Lord Mayor, following Dame Mary Donaldson (Lord Mayor 1983–84).
Mansion House (below) is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London.
At Temple Bar the Lord Mayor presents the City's pearl-encrusted Sword of State to the Sovereign as a symbol of the latter's overlordship. The Sovereign does not, as is often purported, wait for the Lord Mayor's permission to enter the City.
The importance of the office is reflected by the composition of the Accession Council, a body which proclaims the accession of new Sovereigns. The Council includes the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London, as well as the Lords Spiritual, Lords Temporal and Privy Counsellors.
She ventured onto a catwalk not as Pussy in Boots but the Lord Mayor - at the Old Bailey during London Fashion Week.
She's a Trustee at Raleigh International, sometimes called by its earlier name of Operation Raleigh, is a UK-originated youth and sustainable development not-for-profit organisation whose declared aim is to develop young people who understand sustainable development and have the skills, knowledge and passion to make change happen. Notable celebrities that have been on Raleigh expeditions include Prince William who spent 10 weeks in Chile in 2000.
In 2013 she was awarded The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (above) also referred to as the Order of St John; a royal order of chivalry established in 1831.
The other Mayor of London, not yet a Lord, Boris Johnson, though certainly on the cards.
"When it became clear that on 8th November 2013 the Lord Mayor in 2013/14 would be my wife, Alderman Fiona Woolf CBE, I determined that I would support her year as the Lord Mayor’s Consort by providing a leadership programme within the City to increase the number and effectiveness of charity Chairs and Chairmen. The theme of Fiona’s mayoralty is “The Energy to Transform Lives” and the charitable aspects embodied within this focus are all within the framework of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal." - Nicholas Woolf.
So ladies and gentlemen is this just another woolf in a sheep's wigs and robes? It has to be said that the public will have no more faith, in fact probably less, than they did with Baroness Butler-Schloss in Woolf leading this Inquiry. It is blatantly obvious Woolf has far too many connections within not only legal fraternities "magic circle", but the government - whose members are prime suspects before the Inquiry, including those in the very highest positions of power and whom it's been alleged are also involved.
Woolf who is a pro-establishment, institutionalised career woman who knows far too many influential people in high places should be excluded from influencing the CSA Inquiry. Having Woolf at the head will guarantee a Government cover-up of the decades of cover-ups which the Tax Payer is paying millions to uncover. Woolf is a prime candidate for preventing the truth about VIP pedophile rings from from being exposed
Nicholas Woolf and his wife Fiona seem to be involved in so many charities, it's beyond-belief they can manage all their workloads or should I say - they can be beneficial to all these charities and organisations they belongs to and head; it must be costing the charities a small fortune to pay the chairmanship going rate fees.
Nicholas Woolf was the Master of The Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers, a City of London livery company, in 2009/10.
Graduated from LSE and was for many years a partner in Arthur Andersen, retiring in 2002.
He them became Chairmn of the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group in June 2012 and yet another new charity registered in 2010. His a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser he was for many years been a partner with Arthur Andersen, the same as his wife. He either was or currently is Chairman of Princess Alice Hospice based in Esher, Surrey, Chairman of Beating Bowel Cancer, Deputy Chairman of Barts & The London Charity and was until recently a non-executive director of Westminster Primary Care Trust. He is also a liveryman of The Gardeners’ Company and The Tylers and Bricklayers Company. It's very likely he is a Freemason as well.
In an interview with Legal Week - the following is an extract from it;
Juggling professional and family life is a concept Woolf is all-too familiar with. When she married chartered accountant and tax adviser Nicholas in 1990 she became a stepmother to two children aged 12 and 16. “I inherited a bustling family that needed transportation to oboe, drama and tennis, just at the time when Nicholas said I ought to export what I’ve learnt on the electricity privatisation all over the world,” she says.
“It was quite hard to organise life during the school holidays. I remember worrying about that a lot, but taking the children with us, particularly when I was travelling, seemed to be the answer to a prayer. They were wonderfully resilient and rose to the challenge of having two professionals in the parenting role.”
As part of her mission, Woolf has installed red buses on routes cutting across the City with the words ‘We are all dedicated to diversity’ emblazoned on the side.
Mr and Mrs Woolf (who are not part of the establishment according to Fiona Woolf) with Mr Cameron and fellow of the Bullingdon Club as is Boris Johnson.
This "head" of an Inquiry into the top echelons of the Establishment, accused of the rape and torture and exploitation of the poorest and most vulnerable of British children, should be someone the victims and campaigners and public trust .
Woolf appears to have no qualifications to head such an Inquiry and her establishment links preclude her. Will she investigate her friends and associates? No matter how high-up in the establishment they may be, - if the evidence is there to charge them, then they must be will Woolf recommend charging her friends and fellow dinner guests?
It's been alleged on various websites and blogs that Nicolas Woolf is related to Lord Woolf, for sure they have the same surname and it's a real coincidence Fiona is in the same legal game as Lord Woolf. Currently we cannot find this direct connection between them so shall decline in mentioning much more on the subject and until perhaps it can been proved.
However, for those wanting a more in your face and straight forward accusations alleging Lord Harry Woolf as being instrumental in denying a right of appeal for Barry George who was falsely imprisoned for 8 years for the murder of Crimewatch presenter, Jill Dando - and much more then see;
In the longer term if the government doesn't face this head on; - it will cause more detriment to the establishment itself. They cannot afford to let that happen, despite that they probably will and that's why the general public has lost all faith in anyone in Government or authority.
They do not listen to the public who pay them and they do not care.
They do not listen to the public who pay them and they do not care.
Under current conditions - the Scott's would be mad to vote No!