About Erica Ffrench
I have a strong background in social welfare law and civil litigation, having qualified into private practice in a London firm in 2009 practising community care, family and landlord and tenant law.
I represented private clients in relation to family and landlord and tenant matters, as well as publicly funded clients with issues ranging from leaving care duties, homeless housing rights, rights as an asylum seeker, and rights as someone with no recourse to public funds.
I have conducted advocacy on my own cases in the County Court, and previously acted as duty solicitor on the local Court duty scheme. I also provided pro bono legal advice at the Hackney Law Centre and Great Chapel Street Medical Centre for the Homeless.
When I joined Invicta Law I worked across civil litigation with a particular focus on social welfare law, including policy advice.
I now advise on all aspects of adult social welfare including mental capacity, mental health, ordinary residence and leaving care. I currently have a particular focus on Court of Protection work.
I have expertise in relation to the law around people subject to immigration control, as well as local authority duties around age assessments and human rights assessments. I also have a good understanding of financial assessment for social care services.
I continue to provide a range of external client training, including on No Recourse to Public Funds, the Care Act 2014, and the intersection between housing and social care.