Francesca trained as a Solicitor in Berkshire, having practiced Criminal Defence for a year of her training, covering Crown Court trials including rape, child grooming and drugs supply. Francesca moved to practice Criminal Defence in London in 2016 and came to MK Law in 2018. Francesca is also an accredited police station representative and prides herself on client care and especially enjoys the advocacy aspect of her role.
R v D- acquittal of Defendant charged with possession of three knives, involving issues of forensics and identification by police officers.
R v O- successfully defended a Youth charged with two counts of Handling Stolen Goods where knowledge was in issue.
R v E- successfully managed to negotiate a Restraining Order in a Domestic Violence case where the Defendant maintained his Good Character and the complainant and mother of their 3 young children was relieved of criminalising their father.
R v M- successfully defended a young woman of Good Character in a case of Assault by Beating and Criminal Damage. This involved numerous pieces of phone footage and audio, in a fight between flat-mates, having to be scrupulously analysed and careful consideration of eye-witness accounts.
R v S- successfully defended a male under a S.38 Order, charged with Assault by Beating and Criminal Damage, whereby it was alleged that the Defendant had smashed a car window and assaulted the driver. This case relied upon medical evidence and the credibility of the complainant’s account.