“extraordinarily good from a client perspective"
Francesca joined the firm in December 2012 and specialises in all aspects of employment law, having completed her training contract at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP.
She advises a wide variety of individual and corporate clients on contentious and non-contentious matters including:
- company handbooks, policies and procedures;
- redundancy situations;
- employment contracts, consultancy and service agreements, and settlement agreements;
- unfair, constructive and wrongful dismissal;
- discrimination and whistleblowing claims;
- business restructuring and reorganisation;
- restrictive covenants, confidentiality, intellectual property and team moves;
- data protection issues; and
- day to day HR management.
She regularly presents seminars and briefings for clients, and writes for a number of personnel trade journals and online publications.
Francesca graduated from the University of Oxford in 2008, following which she completed the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at BPP London.
What clients and directories say
"Extraordinarily good from a client perspective.”
“Your advice has been excellent—and also your support. I could not have hoped for a better team. I will certainly recommend you.”
- Representing professional services firms in unfair dismissal and whistleblowing claims and advising on harassment and blackmail allegations.
- Advising senior executives employed by a national newspaper and a city lobby group, respectively, in connection with their termination and potential sex discrimination claims.
- Advising a corporate client in connection with allegations of employee fraud and internal investigations.
- Advising a leading fashion brand in relation to multiple redundancies, performance management issues and employee grievances.
- Representing a public sector body and a leading accountancy firm, respectively, in connection with complex disability discrimination claims.
- Advising a company director in connection with disciplinary action being taken against him, and his grievances against his employer.
- Advising well-known firms in respect of flexible working, reasonable adjustments, bonus and commission schemes, restrictive covenants, and the drafting of handbooks, employment contracts and service agreements.
Professional societies and memberships
“Utterly fabulous” and “totally professional”