Frances has experience of a wide range of
commercial, chancery and property matters. Her
practice encompasses commercial and property disputes, commercial landlord and
tenant, professional negligence and boundary disputes.
has particular experience of claims for registration of village greens and the
Commons Act 2006.
is able to accept instructions on a Direct Access basis.
- GSFL v
B38L (2017) –
representing a property management company on a direct access basis in a
multi-party dispute involving their customer and sub-contractor.
- SCR (2017) – advising the proposed claimant in relation
to a professional negligence matter against solicitors who drafted his parents’
- VM (2015-17) – representing a telecommunications
operator in various matters arising out of negligent damage to their domestic
and subsea network. Disputes have included:
- the appropriate
jurisdiction for a claim arising out of damage to subsea cables where the
proposed defendant was domiciled outside of the jurisdiction;
- the identification
of the appropriate defendant in multi-party construction disputes; and
- issues surrounding
the recoverability of uplifts calculated pursuant to NRSWA in negligence
- JH v F (2016) – representing a third party manufacturer in
consumer credit litigation.
- LCC v E (2016) – advising a local authority and school in
a dispute relating to the defective construction of a temporary classroom.
- M v Y (2014) -
successful appeal against the decision to refuse an application to set aside default
judgment in a case with a clear dispute as to quantum albeit liability was
- A v YCC (2014) -
advising a council on various threatened claims in nuisance arising out of a
significant extension to a Park and Ride scheme.
- B v LCC (2014) -
advising a council on a nuisance claim arising out of a flood defence project.
- C v I (2012) -
appeared for a claimant who successfully pursued a claim for damages for breach
of contract following defective workmanship in erecting her conservatory. The
claim involved expert evidence relating to the quality of workmanship and the
quality of the product supplied by a third party.
- C v B (2012) -
appeared for a claimant who successfully pursued a claim for damages where a
debt recovery agent failed to account for recovered monies.
- D v C (2012) - appeared
for a claimant who successfully pursued a claim for damages for breach of
contract where renovations to the claimant's mobile home did not accommodate
facilities for his needs arising out of his disability.
- B v C (2012) - advising
a consumer in relation to her rights to reject a vehicle which did not comply
with description under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Consumer Credit Act
- Village Greens and the Commons Act 2006
- Civil Procedure Update
- Limitation Act 1980