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Francesca Perselli

Call 2011


Francesca specialises in commercial chancery litigation. Her practice includes onshore, offshore and cross border commercial disputes, civil fraud, contentious trusts, claims against fiduciaries, contentious probate, intellectual property, insolvency and company matters.

Having spent extended periods of time on secondment to Guernsey, Francesca has particular experience of cross-border commercial litigation. She has worked with two leading offshore law firms: Mourant Ozannes and Carey Olsen. She was involved in a broad range of high-profile commercial matters including questions of jurisdiction, choice of law, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, asset tracing and financial regulation. She worked both as part of a team of associates and as sole associate together with a Guernsey advocate/partner (akin to led work). Francesca enjoyed the opportunities afforded by Guernsey's fused legal profession to interact with the lay client and ensure that she placed their true interests at the centre of every stage of the case.

Francesca appears regularly as sole counsel in the High Court and County Courts. She is a confident and accomplished advocate and acts in trials and interlocutory matters such as injunctions. Francesca gained a scholarship to attend the Florida Bar Association 2016 Advanced Civil Advocacy Course for established trial lawyers, at which she received excellent feedback from members of the local judiciary for her measured cross examination skills.

Francesca's scientific training provides her with a logical and rigorous approach and she particularly enjoys matters with complex fact patterns and technical issues.

Francesca has been a contributor to Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks on Executors, Administrators and Probate for the past three years and contributed to the December 2017 supplement to Lewin on Trusts. She regularly writes articles for LexisNexis PSL. She is a member of the Bar Council and sits on the International and Young Bar Committees.

Francesca joined Maitland Chambers in November 2019.