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Francesca Gibbons Senior Associate

+44 (0)203 752 3625
+44 7921 293925

Expertise and Professional Background

Francesca Gibbons is a senior associate in our London Litigation and Insolvency team, practising BVI law. She specialises in complex and high value international commercial litigation and asset recovery. Francesca has built a practice in shareholder claims, fraud and trust litigation. Francesca acts for a range of clients, including global and boutique law firms, insolvency practitioners and ultra-high net worth individuals.

Francesca is called to the BVI bar and has appeared as sole advocate in the Commercial Court of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. 

Francesca joined Harneys in August 2015 and spent six months in the BVI before transferring to our London office. She has over eight years post qualification experience as a commercial litigator. Her background is in banking and finance litigation (MAB LLP now Dentons UKMEA LLP and Simmons & Simmons LLP) and she has undertaken three successful client secondments at Barclays Bank PLC. 

Francesca is a committee member of ConTrA, a member of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association and an associate member of RISA.



Legal 500: Francesca is recommended in Legal 500 2017.

Education & Admissions

College of Law, London (LPC) 2007
University of East Anglia (LLB) 2005
Lunds Universitet, Sweden (ERASMUS scholarship) 2004 
Bar Admissions

Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales 2009 (not practising)
British Virgin Islands 2015


Banking and Finance
Restructuring and Insolvency
BVI Litigation & Insolvency
London Litigation