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Francesca Hayward

Francesca Hayward

Private Client Solicitor

Profile & expertise: 

Joining Heringtons’ Rye office in October 2018, Fran specialises in estate administration, Will drafting, Powers of Attorney, trusts, taxation and Court of Protection work. 


Fran qualified as a Solicitor in July 2018 at a firm in Ashford in Kent, but has over 10 years’ pre-qualification experience, having previously worked as a Legal Secretary and later as a Paralegal both in London and Kent. She completed a BSc (Hons) QLD in Law and Psychology at the University of Kent in 2014, and later undertook her LPC at The University of Law in Bloomsbury.

Fran has a particular interest in estate planning (including Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney), using her analytical approach to ensure that her clients are prepared for the future.

In 2019, Fran is hoping to start her examinations with the highly regarded Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), as well as obtaining recognition with Solicitors for the Elderly.

Outside the office: 

Fran spends as much time as possible with her horses Lincoln and Odessa. Lincoln in particular is apparently rather fond of his outings to the local country pub, especially if there are children offering him stray carrots!

Away from the stables, Fran regularly enjoys playing netball and badminton, as well as photography and cooking.


Heringtons is the trading name of Heringtons LLP which is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales (registered number OC374843) and which is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (registered number 569513). Registered office: Bank Chambers, High Street, Rye. TN31 7JR We use the word “partner” to refer to a member of the LLP and our use of that word does not imply any legal obligation beyond that of a member of the LLP. We use the word “lawyer” to refer to any person providing legal services whether or not he or she is a qualified professional. Our professional indemnity insurers are AmTrust Europe Limited of No 2, Minster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7BB and the territorial cover of that insurance is worldwide

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