Rachel Francis

Call: 2012rf@onepumpcourt.co.uk

Specialist in

Experience

Rachel is a specialist family and immigration law barrister with particular expertise in the overlap between these two practice areas. She has a broad family law caseload covering complex private law children matters, cases involving serious domestic abuse, care, adoption and family finance. In immigration law she represents and advises clients in modern slavery and human trafficking, asylum and human rights cases.

Rachel has a particular aptitude in working with clients of exceptional vulnerability and is committed to legal aid work. In 2019 Rachel was awarded the LAPG Special Award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards. This is only the third time that the LAPG has made this award, which recognises exceptional commitment to access to justice.

Rachel regularly delivers training on the intersection between family and immigration law, alongside specific training on modern slavery and human trafficking.

 

Education

BA Hons English Literature (Durham University), First Class
Graduate Diploma in Law (University of Law), Distinction
Bar Professional Training Course (University of Law), Very Competent

Professional Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Young Legal Aid Lawyers (former Co-chair)
Bail for Immigration Detainees
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children

Awards

Legal Aid Practitioners Group Special Award 2019