Primarily public law care and adoption proceedings for local authorities, parents, children and Guardians.
Francis is regularly instructed in the most difficult cases involving:
- Non-accidental injury,
- Sexual abuse,
- Emotional and psychological harm,
- Forced marriage,
- Mental health and
- Serious neglect;
In the last 2 years Francis has been instructed in 2 High Court cases at final hearings in excess of 40 days. The publicity these cases encountered led to Francis taking the lead in satellite litigation in respect of press reporting and an agreement from a national newspaper to rescind publication of a series of articles.
Francis regularly gives seminars on children’s case to solicitors, childcare professional and colleagues at the bar.
Francis’s private law work includes international abduction, relocation, residence and contact.
News & events
Gemma Taylor QC for the children’s guardian, Francis Cassidy for the 3rd Respondent and Robert Cameron for the Applicant.1st August 2018 Read more