Frances has practised in immigration and asylum law since qualifying having been attracted to the work because of her strong stance on human rights. She also represents interested persons at coroners’ inquests.
In suitable cases Frances will undertake direct access work directly for members of the public.
Frances has considerable experience and knowledge of all areas of immigration and asylum law and has advised, drafted grounds and represented at all levels.
In May 2017 she was appointed co-author of the Immigration Law Handbook 10th edition.
She is meticulous in her preparation, which is the foundation for her frequent successes. She fights for her clients often thinking ‘outside the box’ but will always give realistic advice on the chances of success.
Her integrity and commitment to her work was recognised when she was asked to join a member of the fact-finding mission sent by the Parliamentary Human Rights Group to Pakistan in October 2006. The report entitled Parliamentary Human Rights Group Report: “Rabwah: A place for Martyrs” was published on 26 January 2007 and is reported on EIN (Electronic Immigration network) under country and human rights reports. The report formed the basis for the immigration tribunal’s country guidance case of IA and Others (Ahmadis: Rabwah) Pakistan CG  UKAIT 00088 (see also Secretary of State for the Home Department v IA (Pakistan)  EWCA Civ 580).
In this arena, Frances is dedicated to the rigorous search for the answers, which bereaved families need in order to comprehend their loss, particularly where agents of the state have been involved in the death.
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