Frances has over 25 years' experience of advising on all legal issues affecting the use and supply of contingent workers and is Head of Osborne Clarke's Contingent Workforce team. 

She advises end users as well as staffing suppliers, consultancies, talent platforms, hire train and deploy companies and umbrella companies. Her areas of expertise include advising on UK and international MSP and PSL arrangements, liability within staffing supply chains and talent platform models and terms. She has a deep understanding of how staffing supply chains operate enabling her to provide informed, joined-up advice on staffing supply chain tax risks across a wide range of businesses and sectors including IR35, the Agency tax legislation, the Managed Service Company tax legislation and the Criminal Finances Act.

Frances works closely with Osborne Clarke's tax disputes team on tax investigations and litigation related to contingent workforce arrangements which provides a unique perspective on how labour supply chain tax risk can play out if not dealt with properly.

She also regularly advises on contingent workforce-related aspects of corporate deals, including helping companies de-risk their contingent workforce arrangements prior to going to market.

Frances qualified as a lawyer in 1999 and has specialised in the Workforce Solutions sector ever since. She joined Osborne Clarke as a Consultant in 2010.