Francesca’s work encompasses wrongdoing by fiduciaries in a variety of contexts: company, insolvency, trusts and probate. Her work frequently involves offshore or cross-border elements and she has particular experience in Guernsey, Jersey, Cayman and Gibraltar. She has appeared as sole counsel and as a junior at a variety of levels, including appellate level. She is qualified for direct access work and welcomes inquiries from members of the public.
Francesca is instructed in cases involving IP issues relating to her core areas of practice, such as confidential information, data base rights, copyright and trademark infringement, passing off and media rights. She enjoys the opportunity these cases afford to utilise her knowledge acquired outside of the law, such as her numerical and analytical skills acquired during her Chemistry degree, and her experience of performing arts and classical music.
As an elected member of the Bar Council for 6 years, Francesca is passionate about the development of the legal profession in order to serve the interests of the community. She currently sits on the Legal Services and Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committees.
Francesca has contributed to leading textbooks including Lewin on Trusts and Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks on Executors, Administrators and Probate.
Italian; experience working with Italian documents. Dual Italian and British nationality.
Studied violin and piano at Trinity College, London (Junior Department). Cambridge half blue in karate. Enjoys road cycling and musical theatre.
Terms of Business
Francesca’s clerks are happy to discuss the basis on which Francesca will act. In the absence of express written agreement otherwise, Francesca accepts instructions on the basis of the Standard Contractual Terms for the Supply of Legal Services By Barristers to Authorised Persons 2020 (as updated from time to time) referred to in the BSB Handbook.