Francesca Perselli

Call: 2011

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.


Scholarship from the South Eastern Circuit to attend Florida Bar Association Advanced Civil Trial Advocacy Course (May 2016). Received excellent feedback on advocacy and in particular cross-examination.

Diplock Scholar of the Middle Temple for both GDL and BPTC years.

College of Law/Allen & Overy Stuart Menzies bursary for a promising commercial lawyer.

Winner of College of Law mooting competition.