Fran is an experienced Senior Associate Solicitor in the Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Team. Fran joined Trethowans in 2007 and since completing her training with Trethowans in 2009 has acted for Claimants in relation to a variety of personal injury and clinical negligence cases.
Notable work highlights
- Frances conducted a complex clinical negligence case, involving several NHS Trusts. There were numerous medical and non-medical experts advising in the case. The case involved the delayed diagnosis of an occlusion which led to life changing complications. The case settled at a joint settlement meeting for in excess of £1 million;
- Frances ran a claim involving complex orthopaedic injuries following an accident at work. The client required significant rehabilitation. Frances worked with a specialist case manager and rehabilitation team which enabled her client to have the maximum benefit from the rehabilitation. The claim settled for £800,000;
- Frances advised in a fall from height case with difficult arguments surrounding liability and contributory negligence. Following negotiations, the claim settled for in excess of £200,000.
Accreditations & Memberships
- Trustee for Southern Spinal Injuries Association and Headway Salisbury and South Wiltshire.
What our clients say about Frances
“This was a long drawn out case with the third party trying to raise as many obstructions/obstacles as possible, however as the saying goes; the ‘the truth will out’ and in this case, with the tenacity and hard work of Trethowans, specifically Frances Gillett, this has proved to be the case. Thank you.”
“Frances Gillett – a personal injury specialist with an impressive caseload. She is very clever and leaves no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of every case.”
“Frances Gillett is experienced, organised and pragmatic. Her clients value and trust her judgement.”
“I am really happy with all the service and help I have been provided by Frances. Everything was fast paced and I really appreciate the outcome that was achieved.”
“Fran is a Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 2021 guide which notes: Frances Gillett is a personal injury expert and is recommended for road traffic accidents.”
Legal 500 2021