Legal Services Manager, Deputy Monitoring Officer & Data Protection Officer

Francesca qualified as a solicitor in 2004 after starting her legal career in private practice as a paralegal in criminal defence. She joined local government in 2007, moving to Gedling as a litigation and licensing solicitor.

As a member of a small team, Francesca’s expertise grew to include planning and procurement work before she became the service manager in 2016.

Since becoming the team manager, Francesca has revolutionised the team preparing it for transformation into a commercial operation. Her focus has been on creating an efficient and highly skilled team whilst continuing to advise clients on corporate governance issues, information governance and high risk project work.

Francesca is enthusiastic about developing partnership links between local authority legal departments and the private sector. She is on the delivery group for EM Lawshare, is the branch secretary for the East Midlands LLG branch and the co-ordinator of the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) group.