Francesca practices in company law, civil fraud and private client litigation. With experience of offshore trusts litigation in Guernsey, Jersey, Cayman and Gibraltar, many of her cases have multi-jurisdictional elements. She accepts instructions with Italian language requirements and has been instructed for two years in a high-value commercial dispute against the Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni.
Having a Master’s degree in materials chemistry, Francesca is also particularly suited to cases of a technical, numerical or scientific nature.
Francesca regularly appears in court as sole counsel, and has extensive experience of cross-examination, injunctions and appellate advocacy for a barrister of her call. She is qualified for direct access work and welcomes inquiries from members of the public.
A member of the Bar Council (International and Young Barristers’ Committees), Francesca is a committed member of the bar and enjoys contributing to the development of the profession. She has contributed to leading textbooks in her fields, 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.