Francesca Delany




Francesca is experienced in all areas of criminal defence, immigration, asylum, nationality and human rights law and has appeared in the First-Tier and Upper-Tier Tribunals of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber, the High Court and the Court of Appeal.

Francesca is particularly interested in cases involving civil liberties and in the overlap between the criminal and immigration jurisdictions. She has represented clients in both their criminal cases and their deportation and human rights appeals and appeared in the Court of Appeal in one of the leading cases on the criminalisation of refugees entering the UK on false documents.

Francesca is particularly interested in unlawful detention cases and cases involving human trafficking, violence against women and sexual minorities.

Contact details

020 7452 8900

Areas of Practice


Year Qualified



BA (Hons) University of Cambridge
MA (Hons) University of London
Diploma in Legal Studies (CPE), City University
BVC, Inns of Court School of Law