Francesca Dooley

Trainee Legal Executive

Francesca joined Birketts as a Trainee Legal Executive in May 2023. She works within the Property Litigation Team in the Ipswich office.

Francesca works closely with Richard Eaton, Head of Property Litigation, assisting him with high value property disputes involving commercial leases, rights of way, easements, restrictive covenants, rights to light, boundaries, judicial reviews, trespass, professional negligence, village greens and mandatory/prohibitory injunctions.

Francesca also assists other members of the Property Litigation team with property disputes involving residential landlord and tenant matters and matters arising under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (‘TOLATA’).

Francesca further deals with her own matters under supervision.

Francesca has over 13 years’ experience working as a paralegal and assistant for solicitors in Colchester, gaining experience in areas including Residential Conveyancing, Mental Health Law and Dispute Resolution. In Dispute Resolution, Francesca gained experience in contentious probate, TOLATA matters, commercial and residential landlord and tenant matters, consumer claims, breach of contract, insolvency and debt recovery matters.

Francesca is currently studying with CILEX Law School to qualify as a CILEX Lawyer. Francesca has obtained her Level 3 Certificate in Law and Practice with an endorsement in Civil Litigation.

Francesca is also an Accredited Reflexologist and Usui Reiki Teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and is an avid crystal collector.

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