1 Garden Court

Practice Overview

Frances has thirty years’ experience at the Bar, she has an extensive background in criminal defence advocacy and now specialises in family law. She has experience in ancillary relief and TOLATA but now practices exclusively in Children’s law.

Frances has expertise in complex and serious cases involving non-accidental injury; including shaken babies, burns, murder of one parent by another, fabricated illness, sexual abuse (intergenerational and paedophile rings), pornography, domestic violence, forced marriage, chronic neglect, and trafficking.

She frequently undertakes relocation cases and cases involving religious issues. She has excellent mastery of medical issues and complex voluminous documentation.

Frances is regularly instructed on behalf of all parties in public and private law cases regularly instructed by CAFCASS High Court team and NYAS, also acts for children without Guardian. She also sits as a Deputy District Judge in London and the South East, in civil, private, and public family law.

Robust, succinct, insightful, tenacious and assertive, Frances offers excellent client care. She is known for being extremely hard working and thorough.

Frances accepts public access instructions.