Francesca joined MK Law in 2018 after training as a solicitor. She practiced criminal defence during her training, covering Crown Court trials including rape, child grooming and drugs supply.
Francesca is duty accredited and is an accredited police station representative and gained her Higher Rights of Audience in June 2020. Approachable, patient and ambitious, she prides herself on client care and especially enjoys the advocacy aspect of her role.
Some of Francesca’s notable cases
R v D – Acquittal of defendant charged with possession of 3 knives, involving issues of forensics and identification by police officers.
R v DG- Successful ‘half time’ argument at Woolwich Crown Court which resulted in the acquittal of a defendant charged with a commercial burglary.
R v JW- After a 2-day hearing at Woolwich Crown Court regarding cannabis growth, specifically yield potentials and optimal growing conditions, the Judge found in the defendant’s favour and was sentenced to 2 year suspended prison sentence.
R v ZJ- Successful ‘unjust’ argument at the Central Criminal Court secured the defendant a 12-month community order for breach of 3 separate suspended prison sentences.
R v EW- The Crown offered no evidence at Croydon Crown Court after careful consideration of the Crown’s CCTV found that the serious offence the defendant was charged with had not been made out in law.
R v CB- Success at Woolwich Crown Court for the acceptance of a plea to a lesser charge regarding a large amount of Class A drugs after establishing significant failings in the police investigation.
R v MA- successful appeal against sentence at Maidstone Crown Court, reducing the client’s sentence from 12 months immediate custody to 4 months, and suspending the same for 18 months, resulting in his release from prison.