Frances’ experience covers a broad range of international contentious matters in general commercial litigation, international arbitration, insurance and construction disputes. She was promoted to Senior Associate in January 2022.


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 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.