Rachel Francis

Call: 2012 rf@onepumpcourt.co.uk

Specialist in


Rachel is an award-winning barrister practicing in family, immigration and public law. She has particular expertise in the overlap between immigration and family law, and in working with victims of modern slavery and human trafficking and sustained abuse.

Rachel has particular aptitude in working with clients of exceptional vulnerability. In 2019 Rachel was awarded the LAPG Special Award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards (third ever award), which recognises exceptional commitment to access to justice.


BA Hons English Literature (Durham University), First Class
Graduate Diploma in Law (University of Law), Distinction
Bar Professional Training Course (University of Law), Very Competent

Professional Memberships

Immigration Law Practitioners Association
Young Legal Aid Lawyers (former Co-chair)
Bail for Immigration Detainees
Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers
Family Law Bar Association
Association of Lawyers for Children
Court of Protection Bar Association


Legal Aid Practitioners Group Special Award 2019

Local Authority B v BD & Ors [2022] EWHC 2341 (Fam)

Care proceedings following removal of K at birth. Complex intersection of family, trafficking and international law, with Public Interest Immunity orders, and separate closed / open proceedings, due t

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