represents both claimants and defendants in a wide range of personal injury
matters including road traffic accidents, employers liability claims and public
liability claims. She has a particular interest in credit hire litigation and
defending fraudulent claims. She appears at hearings on both liability and quantum
and is also available to draft pleadings or to provide advice in writing or in
Frances has a keen interest in the field of credit hire litigation. She accepts instructions from both claimants and defendant insurers and is attuned to the various issues involved including the impact of litigation on the lay client. Frances has a wealth of experience in drafting pleadings in complex matters as well as drafting Part 18 requests and replies.
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Credit Hire
- Employers Liability
- Public Liability
- Fraudulent Claims
- F v
B (2017) – representing
the claimant who suffered a below knee amputation in an accident at work to
JSM. Schedule of Loss totaling over £1million including claims for prosthetics.
- T v
J (2017) – advising and
drafting pleadings in a claim based on the Animals Act 1971 following injury
caused by a dog.
- W v
HGL (2017) –
representing the defendant in an action brought by a former employee who
claimed a gradual onset injury arising from repetitive tasks carried out during
the course of his employment.
- M v
MIB (2017) – pleading an
action against the MIB and advising the claimant on quantum involving a complex
loss of earnings claim.
- B v
TE (2017) – representing
the successful defendant landowner in an action involving a slipping incident
at an outdoor music festival.
- G v
B (2017) – advising
the claimant in an action following an accident at work in which the claimant
was injured as a result of a workplace ‘prank’.
- S v
W (2016) – advising
the defendant driver following a collision with a pedestrian.
- W v
CC (2016) – representing
the successful defendant landowner in an action involving a slip on an icy
has presented seminars on the following topics:
- Credit hire litigation
- Case Preparation and Evidence
- Civil Procedure
- The Rehabilitation Code
is a member of the following organisations:
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- Leeds and West-Yorkshire Medico-legal Society
- North Eastern Circuit