Parklane Plowden welcomes arrival of matrimonial finance expert

Parklane Plowden welcomes arrival of matrimonial finance expert

Nationally renowned matrimonial finance barrister Francesca Fothergill has joined Parklane Plowden Chambers.

Fothergill, who was called to the Bar in 1994, joins the Leeds and Newcastle-based chambers from St Philips Chambers, where she was joint head of the family finance team. 

She practices across all aspects of matrimonial finance provision, with an emphasis on high-value cases. These often involve contested business valuations, complex trust and tax structures, and issues of inherited wealth. 

Fothergill is also highly regarded for her expertise in cases involving landed estates and farms, and the connected issues of succession, family settlements and partnerships.

Welcoming Fothergill to chambers, Mark Williams, senior practice director to the family team at Parklane Plowden, said: “This is excellent news for our family property and finance team and for chambers as a whole. Francesca is an outstanding barrister who is nationally recognised for her high value matrimonial finance provision work.”

“She will play a key role in further enhancing Parklane Plowden’s reputation for excellence in family law across the North Eastern Circuit and beyond.”

Fothergill will continue to advise her existing clients while growing Fothergill’s family property and finance practice. She is happy to travel nationally to best assist her clients and also welcomes instructions to act as a private financial dispute resolution judge.

Commenting on her appointment, Fothergill (pictured) said: “I am delighted to join the team at Parklane Plowden and to join a set which has a clear vision for how it will expand and will grow its practice areas nationwide. I shall continue to advise my existing clients and I am looking forward to building new professional relationships, with the help of the excellent clerking and introductory network that Parklane Plowden provides.”

Categories: Appointments, News

About Author

Mark Dugdale

Mark is the Editor of Yorkshire Legal. Mark welcomes articles, letters or feedback from readers and can be reached by emailing