Frances’ experience covers a broad range of international contentious matters in general commercial litigation, international arbitration, insurance and construction disputes.
Frances joined Hausfeld from Fladgate LLP, where she practiced in their commercial litigation and arbitration department. She gained substantial exposure to a significantly diverse case portfolio. As a fluent French and Russian speaker, she was a key member of their Russian and French desks and acted as a key contact for the firm’s Russian and French client base.
Frances trained at Chadbourne & Parke (London) LLP, and on completion, she spent one year as an associate working on commercial litigation and arbitration matters, before joining Pinsent Masons LLP. At Pinsent’s, she obtained comprehensive knowledge of construction and engineering dispute resolution and was heavily involved with their Spanish Contractor Desk, working on Spanish disputes and Spanish business development initiatives.
Frances also has experience working on pro bono matters, most notably on a civil damages claim in the US courts on behalf of the estate of a famous Chilean folk singer.
Frances has worked with many international clients with interests in francophone countries, Latin America, Russia and the CIS. Her clients span across various industries including retailers, oil companies, insurance companies, banks and high net-worth individuals.
She speaks French, Spanish and Russian.
BA (Hons) French & Russian, University of Manchester
Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course, College of Law, Manchester
Solicitor, England and Wales, 2014
Member - Russia & CIS Arbitration Network (RCAN)
Member - Franco-British Lawyers Society (FBLS)
Member - London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA)
Member - LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
Frances is a keen supporter of Chernobyl Children’s Project (UK), a charity which assists disabled children in Belarus who live in various children’s homes and institutions. She has volunteered / worked in various jurisdictions, including in Chile, where she spent five months working as an English teacher in Santiago.
In addition, she acts as a mentor for international GDL/LPC students at the University of Law, and volunteers for Future First, regularly visiting her former sixth form in Norfolk to provide career advice to students.