ExperienceFrances has significant experience of personal injury litigation including all elements of EL, PL and RTA litigation as well as high value credit hire disputes and allegations of fraud and fundamental dishonesty. Her commercial, chancery and property experience includes contract, partnership and property disputes, commercial tenancies, business interruption, professional negligence, boundary disputes and easements. She also has some experience of planning and construction work. Frances is also well versed in all of the procedural and costs elements which arise from her substantive practice. Frances is available for oral advocacy as well as advisory work (both in writing and in conference) and drafting of pleadings.
In May 2020 Frances was appointed as a Deputy District Judge on the North Eastern Circuit. Frances is an accredited advocacy trainer and regularly provides training for pupils and new practitioners on the North Eastern Circuit. She has also provided advocacy training for other professionals through a professional skills training partnership. Frances also has experience of providing training on legal updates via seminar, articles and mock trials.
- Deputy District Judge (North Eastern Circuit)
- North Eastern Circuit