Francesca Gardner

Occupational Disease


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Clerked by:
Louise Barnes
Luke Heywood

Occupational Disease

Francesca regularly undertakes advisory and advocacy work in a variety of industrial disease cases, including asbestos related conditions, NIHL, HAVS and dermatitis, with a particular expertise in noise induced deafness cases. She acts for Claimants and Defendants from pre-action and pleading stage, through to CCMCs, interlocutory applications and trial and has experience of expert conferences and cross examination in this area. Francesca is keen to widen her experience in industrial disease work in all areas.


Francesca joined Kings Chambers in the Autumn of 2005 upon successful completion of her pupillage in chambers.  She initially enjoyed a very mixed practice encompassing both personal injury and chancery and commercial work, with a particular emphasis on contractual, consumer credit and sale of goods disputes.  More recently she has focused on her personal injury work and has developed a successful industrial disease practice with particular expertise in NIHL cases.  Her broad initial experience makes her an ideal candidate for dealing with any case with a mixed PI/contract focus.

Francesca has a wide experience of personal injury work, acting on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants in road traffic, fatal accident, Employer’s Liability and Occupier’s Liability cases with widely differing values and including allegations of fraud.  Francesca has acted on her own in cases with valuations up to £500,000, dealing with both liability and quantum in written advice, in conference, at trial and on appeal.  Francesca has a wide experience of dealing with fast track and multi-track matters, from interim applications through to trial.

She acts on a regular basis for a major supermarket in respect of both occupier’s liability and employer’s liability claims.

Francesca will act on a CFA basis.

Year of Call: 2004

Areas of Expertise


Northern Circuit

North Eastern Circuit



St John Fisher Roman Catholic High School and Sixth Form, 2000

Sheffield University, LLB 2:1, 2003

Nottingham Trent University, BVC, Very Competent, 2004

Pupillage at Kings Chambers 2005


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