AOB is delighted to have developed a working relationship with Francesca who worked at leading West End firm Russells Solicitors, before making the lifestyle choice to move out of London. She specialised in commercial contracts, representing a wide range of clients across the music, television, film and wider media and entertainment sectors and now runs her own consultancy from the West Country, offering expertise in similar areas, as well as support with broader commercial matters. She provides services to law firms, music industry consultancies and more directly to a range of clients – including record labels, recording artists, actors, gaming studios, location and digital agencies.
Francesca has strong ties with Bristol, as a result of her university years there, and has given talks to media and entertainment law students at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She also works closely with students at the Bristol Institute of Modern Music (BIMM), providing advice and support on various projects and general industry guidance.
Francesca qualified at IP firm Waterfront Solicitors and continues to provide consultancy services to them in the IP, corporate, commercial and media spheres, many years after departing from the firm. Francesca’s experience also includes work on the road with bands, in-house at record labels and as deputy company secretary for a housing management organisation, with responsibility for advising on commercial, corporate governance and public sector issues.