Experience & Background

Francesca joined Burlingtons as a junior partner in February 2019.

After graduating from the University of Durham, she completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in London. Since then she has worked in the City to include at a top 100 UK law firm and a year spent as the head of business and legal affairs at a West End media company.

Francesca’s practice is split between commercial litigation and family work. Her client base is mainly comprised of High Net Worth individuals and SMEs. She acts on a broad range of commercial disputes to include banking litigation, property fraud, freezing injunctions and asset tracing, Intellectual Property disputes, professional negligence, insolvency, shareholder and commercial contract disputes. She also has particular experience in contested probate matters. She acts on all matrimonial matters to include divorce, financial remedy cases, children’s proceedings, non-molestation and occupation orders, pre and post-nuptial agreements and co-habitation agreements.

Francesca has previously acted for a property investment firm in the largest fraud case ever brought against a large UK bank, for the mis-selling of a hedging instrument linked to LIBOR which left the London headquarters of a multinational corporation in the hands of the receivers. This was reported in The Times. Her most recent win in the London Courts was against Fraser and Fraser Genealogists (as featured on BBC One Heir Hunters) in a contested probate action which gained a lot of media attention. Francesca was quoted in The Times, Telegraph Money and Jewish Chronicle.

Away from work, Francesca is attempting to master the Chinese language as well as enjoying tennis, swimming, skiing, travel and spending time with her young son.