Francesca Allen

Francesca Allen

Francesca specialises in public law challenges and civil claims against public authorities. She is a recommended Legal 500 lawyer, where she is described as an ‘impressive performer’. She has a particular interest in public law challenges arising in a criminal justice context, data protection issues, community care and migrant support.

Francesca regularly acts challenges concerning access to community care services, NHS charging decisions and student support.

Francesca has a particular interest and expertise in acting for individuals in judicial reviews arising out of criminal justice and policing matters. Francesca has acted for Claimants challenging their arrest and retention of their DNA, finger prints and personal information, DBS disclosure and police cautions.

Francesca is a voluntary adviser on Liberty’s Human Rights advice line and written for Justice Gap on criminal justice public law challenges.  She has undertaken pro bono research for the Centre for Women’s Justice.

She is a member of Haldane Society for Socialist Lawyers, Liberty and International Solicitors Human Rights Group.

Before coming to MG & Co, Francesca worked in the public law and criminal law teams at Bindmans LLP where she completed her training contract. Prior to joining Bindmans, Francesca worked at Hickman and Rose, where she assisted on inquests and civil actions against the police.

Before embarking on a legal career, Francesca was a refugee caseworker at various local and national charities and a policy assistant at the Department for International Development (DFID)

Francesca has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Leeds and an MA in International Law from SOAS, University of London. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Law in 2011 and her LPC (part-time) in 2013, graduating with distinction.

Francesca is instructed on range of public law challenge. She has successfully acted for a Claimant in challenging a decision by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to award student support on the grounds of immigration status.

She is also instructed in public law challenges to NHS charges for maternity care. Francesca is also developing a caseload of criminal justice judicial reviews and is currently instructed in a police caution challenge against Sussex Police.

Francesca Allen

Francesca Allen

Francesca specialises in public law challenges and civil claims against public authorities. She has a particular interest in public law challenges arising in a criminal justice context, data protection issues, community care and migrant support.

Francesca regularly acts challenges concerning access to community care services, NHS charging decisions and student support.

Francesca has a particular interest and expertise in acting for individuals in judicial reviews arising out of criminal justice and policing matters. Francesca has acted for Claimants challenging their arrest and retention of their DNA, finger prints and personal information, DBS disclosure and police cautions.

Francesca is a voluntary adviser on Liberty’s Human Rights advice line and written for Justice Gap on criminal justice public law challenges.  She has undertaken pro bono research for the Centre for Women’s Justice.

She is a member of Haldane Society for Socialist Lawyers, Liberty and International Solicitors Human Rights Group.

Before coming to MG & Co, Francesca worked in the public law and criminal law teams at Bindmans LLP where she completed her training contract. Prior to joining Bindmans, Francesca worked at Hickman and Rose, where she assisted on inquests and civil actions against the police.

Before embarking on a legal career, Francesca was a refugee caseworker at various local and national charities and a policy assistant at the Department for International Development (DFID)

Francesca has a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Leeds and an MA in International Law from SOAS, University of London. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Law in 2011 and her LPC (part-time) in 2013, graduating with distinction.

Francesca is instructed on range of public law challenge. She has successfully acted for a Claimant in challenging a decision by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to award student support on the grounds of immigration status.

She is also instructed in public law challenges to NHS charges for maternity care. Francesca is also developing a caseload of criminal justice judicial reviews and is currently instructed in a police caution challenge against Sussex Police.