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About Francesca Cociani

Francesca joined Hodge Jones & Allen in 2021 after qualifying as a solicitor in August 2020. She specialises in criminal defence and has obtained Higher Rights of audience, allowing her to appear for clients in the Crown Court.

She has represented clients at police station interviews conducted by the police, as well as HMRC, the DWP or other departments. She regularly attends the Magistrates Court for all types of hearings including trials. She is a fierce advocate who always strives to obtain the best results for her clients.

She has gained considerable experience in representing youths, victims of modern slavery and defendants with mental health issues or learning difficulties. She always endeavours that the utmost level of care and attention is paid to the needs of all her clients.

She has dealt with numerous Crown Court cases ranging from white collar crime to drugs and violence offences, where her meticulous preparation and astute application of the law have led to excellent results for her clients.

"Thank you so much for looking after me in my situation. You dealt with my case on time and professionally. Very helpful. Will come back again if I need any more help."

In addition to her general crime practice, Francesca also represents clients facing extradition proceedings.

Francesca is known for her approachable nature takes great pride at guiding her clients through the complexities of the criminal justice system, always ensuring that her advice is properly understood.

Career & Memberships

Career 

  • 2018 – 2021 – Lloyds PR Solicitors
  • 2017 – 2018 University of Law, LPC
  • 2016 – 2017 BPP, Law conversion
  • 2013 – 2016 School of Oriental and African Studies, BA in Economics & Politics

Languages

Francesca speaks fluent Italian, Spanish and has basic skills in Chinese Mandarin

Memberships

  • Defence Extradition Lawyers Forum
  • The Haldane Society
  • Young Legal Aid