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Frances specialises in the international commodities trade, including in relation to crude oil, petroleum products, LNG, coal, metals and 'soft' commodities such as sugar, coffee and soy beans. 

Frances is a partner in Reed Smith’s market-leading Energy and Natural Resources Group and is described in Legal 500 UK 2022 as, “Very prompt in understanding the issues at stake and adapting sharply to the client’s interests”. She has a special insight into the operations of clients in the energy and commodities industry, having worked as in-house counsel at a privately owned exploration and production group between 2014 and 2016.


  • 英国诺丁汉法律学院, 2008, 法律实务课程, Distinction
  • 英国伦敦BPP法律学院, 2007, 法律深造文凭, Distinction
  • University of York, 2006, 学士, History, First Class with Honours

  • 讼务律师(所有高等法庭)