Frances Ratcliffe | Radcliffe Chambers
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Frances Ratcliffe

| Call 2002

Profile: Overview

Frances has a busy Chancery practice, with a particular focus on property, probate and administration of estates and pensions. She regularly appears in the High Court, the county courts and the specialist tribunals and has represented clients in the Court of Appeal.

Experience and Expertise

Frances’ practice covers a broad range of traditional Chancery and commercial work. She has considerable experience in the areas of property; trusts; probate and administration of estates and pensions. In addition she undertakes professional negligence work in the areas in which she practises.

She is frequently instructed in interim and final applications, appeals, and witness actions and has acted in a number of lengthy trials, both as sole counsel and with a silk. Her non-contentious work involves advising and drafting for an extensive client base, from multinational companies to private individuals.

In appropriate cases, she accepts instructions directly from members of the public under the Public Access scheme.


Cases of Note



Frances has repeatedly been recommended in The Legal 500 for pensions with editorial comment including:







LLB (Exon.) First Class Honours.

BVC (Inns of Court School of Law)

Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln's Inn



Frances is a member of the Chancery Bar Association; the Property Bar Association and an associate member of the Association of Pension Lawyers.


Other Details

VAT Registration Number: 843735218

Bar Membership Number: 44702


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Frances Ratcliffe
"A very thorough advocate."

The Legal 500