Francesca Hallett

Call 2024 (HRA 2020)

Francesca has busy criminal practice across a broad range of offences and has extensive experience in defence work in the Crown Court and Magistrates Court.

She regularly appears in the Crown Court across the South East representing individuals at all stages of criminal proceedings and is a passionate trial advocate.

Before joining Chambers, Francesca worked at MK Law as a Solicitor Advocate.  She was also an Accredited Police Station Representative and as such, has amassed a large amount of experience in seeking to resolve matters at an early stage and dealing with defendants in, what can be, stressful situations.

Francesca qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and obtained Higher Rights of Audience in 2020.

Francesca prides herself on being approachable and pragmatic about the work she undertakes.



Featured Murder and Attempted Murder cases

R v AW

Led by John Femi-Ola KC at Hull Crown Court in a murder trial involving 6 defendants

Featured Weapons & Violence cases

R v KB

Acquittal of defendant at the Central Criminal Court for conspiracy with six others to transfer a firearm and ammunition. All were acquitted unanimously. Francesca was led by Puneet Grewal at 3TG Barristers.

R v EW

The Crown offered no evidence at Croydon Crown Court after careful consideration of the Crown’s CCTV found that the serious offence the defendant was charged with had not been made out in law.

R v D

Acquittal of defendant charged with possession of 3 knives, involving issues of forensics and identification by police officers.

R v JB

Acquittal of a vulnerable defendant at the Central Criminal Court of ABH involving numerous prosecution witnesses.

Featured Dishonesty Offenses cases

R v DG-

Successful ‘half time’ argument at Woolwich Crown Court which resulted in the acquittal of a defendant charged with a commercial burglary

R v JG

Acquittal of defendant charged with handling numerous high value bicycles stolen during the Covid pandemic

Featured Drug Offences cases

R v JW

After a 2-day hearing at Woolwich Crown Court regarding cannabis growth, specifically yield potentials and optimal growing conditions, the Judge found in the defendant’s favour and was sentenced to 2 year suspended prison sentence.

R v CB

Success at Woolwich Crown Court for the acceptance of a plea to a lesser charge regarding a large amount of Class A drugs after establishing significant failings in the police investigation

Featured Sexual Offences cases

R v MA

Successful appeal against sentence at Maidstone Crown Court, reducing the client’s sentence from 12 months immediate custody to 4 months, and suspending the same for 18 months, resulting in his release from prison

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3TG announce new tenant

Chambers are delighted to announce that Francesca Hallett has joined chambers. Francesca joins chambers from MK Law were she worked as a Solicitor Advocate. Francesca qualified as a solicitor in 2016 and obtained Higher Rights…

Francesca Hallett

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International Law- Kingston University


Qualified Solicitor: 2016

Higher Rights of Audience: 2020

Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Criminal Bar Association

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