Portrait of Francesca Fothergill

Francesca Fothergill

Year of Call 1994

Professional Practice

Francesca practises exclusively in matrimonial finance, with an emphasis on complex cases involving substantial assets, private companies, disputed tax and valuation issues, trusts and non-disclosure. Francesca has a particular expertise and interest in cases involving farms and landed estates. She is direct and pragmatic, and both a strong negotiator and a determined, fearless advocate when required.

  • Recommendations

    ‘an extremely bright and able junior’
    Legal 500 2022
    ‘a fearsome opponent and a superb advocate who has the ability to think on her feet like no other’
    Legal 500 2021
    ‘an extremely competent matrimonial finance advocate. Very clear in her advice and meticulous in her preparation’
    Chambers UK 2020
    ‘Really good at building a rapport with clients, she is really bright and she has a great brain’
    Chambers UK 2019
    ‘ a formidable advocate, very good with agricultural cases and very approachable. Her practical knowledge is great and she is also very bright. She is good at grasping the intricacies of a case’
    Chambers UK 2018


  • Somerville College, Oxford University MA (Oxon) Modern History
  • Oakham School


  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Agricultural Law Association