Francesca Hodgetts

  • Medical Negligence

Qualifications and Study Experience

Francesca first started to study law whilst completing her A-Levels at King Edward VI College. From then on it was clear as to what career path she wanted to take and that her future would involve her working within the legal sector.

Francesca continued to pursue her interest by studying law at Nottingham Trent University, obtaining a 2:1 degree classification.

Francesca went on to enrol on to the Legal Practice Course with Masters at The University of Law, where she graduated with a Distinction.

In January 2019, Francesca commenced her Training Contract at Waldrons Solicitors. During the final months of her Training Contract, she went on to complete the Professional Skills Course at The University of Law.


Work Experience

Whilst studying law at Nottingham Trent University, Francesca took part in a work placement at Nottingham Coroners Court.

In November 2017, Francesca commenced her employment at Waldrons Solicitors as an Administration Assistant in the very busy Commercial Department.

In January 2019, Francesca began her legal career, starting as a Trainee Solicitor. She completed seats in Medical Negligence, Corporate Law, Employment Law and Personal Injury.

On 2nd March 2021, Francesca qualified as a Solicitor, starting her role as a Solicitor in Waldrons’ Medical Negligence Department.

Francesca has dealt with a range of cases involving delayed diagnosis cases, prescription error claims and surgical errors.

Whilst working at Waldrons, Francesca has also been a part of Waldrons’ Junior Lawyers. In July 2022, she started to manage the Waldrons’ Junior Lawyers.  As a member of the Junior Lawyers, she helps organise networking events, charity fundraising and the firm’s social media.


External Mentions

Francesca qualified as a Solicitor in 2021. She is a member of The Law Society of England and Wales and regulated by and Solicitors Regulation Authority


Personal Info

Outside of work, Francesca enjoys socialising with her family. She also enjoys visiting new places with her dog. Francesca also enjoys reading, gardening and is in the process of a house renovation and planning for her wedding.