Iona called to the bar in June 2024 as a Lord Hope scholar. Prior to calling, she worked in a criminal defence and family law firm and qualified as a solicitor in 2023.

While working as a trainee solicitor she regularly represented clients in Sheriff Courts throughout Scotland in both criminal and family matters. She also instructed Counsel in the High Court of Justiciary and assisted with the preparation of cases.

During devilling Iona gained particular experience in cases involving adoption and permanence, referral proceedings and residence and contact orders. Iona continued to gain experience in first instance criminal trial work in both the Sheriff and High Court.

As a devil Iona spent time at the Sheku Bayoh Public Inquiry and has an interest in public inquiry work.