Franca qualified as a Solicitor in 1986. Although originally from North Yorkshire, she has worked in the south since 1984.
Franca specialises in Family Law and is a member of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Accreditation Scheme and also a member of Resolution Specialist Accreditation Scheme, specialising in Private Law Children and Domestic Abuse.
Franca can help with divorce and finances on divorce, children matters (eg residence and contact), non molestation and occupation applications. Franca is always available to deal with emergency matters at very short notice to include out of office hours if necessary.
Franca’s particular interest is representing teachers and members of the Armed Forces in respect of divorce, finances and children matters. She very much appreciates the particular issues these two groups experience and will work tirelessly to pursue such cases. She is happy to tailor her work to a client’s specific needs.
For many years Franca has been actively involved in issues around domestic abuse. She has sat on management committees for various local refuges, she currently sits on two domestic abuse fora and is a non executive director of a charity supporting victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
Since the late 1990s Franca has delivered training around domestic abuse awareness and training around other abuse issues, honour based violence and sexual violence.
Franca heads Biscoes specialist Domestic Abuse team which was formed in 2006 and remains committed to raising awareness in whatever ways she can. She is happy to give talks and presentations to other groups, agencies etc.
When time permits Franca enjoys horse racing, being a member of Goodwood horse racing club, salsa dancing and riding her specialised road bike.