Fran is a qualified solicitor who specialised in Family Law and now practices in the specialist area of costs law. Fran embarked upon the Association of Costs Lawyers course in 2015 and qualified as a Costs Lawyer in 2018 with distinction. She now specialises in Family Legal Costs. 

She has also worked as a volunteer at the Citizens’ Advice Bureau and as a peer mentor.  She has experience of working with victims of domestic abuse and is passionate about ensuring that our children and young people have the very best opportunity to overcome the domestic abuse they have experienced.  She is the Trustee lead for our Children & Young People's Service, ensuring that the board understand and consider the implications of decisions on our services for children and young people at all times.