F Connor

Frances C. Connor

Year of Call: 2002

Optimum Advocates


LL.B. University of Strathclyde

Special interests


Health & Safety

Professional liability and regulation

Public and fatal accident inquiries


Stable telephone number

0141 370 8669

Angela Bath

Laura Kenney

Nicole Ferguson


Prior to calling to the Bar in 2002, Frances was a commercial solicitor in private practice for ten years, as an advocate she has extensive experience of conducting trials and hearings in the High Court of Justiciary in all areas of criminal law. In addition she is regularly instructed on behalf of companies charged with criminal offences.

Frances is also regularly instructed to represent clients at professional disciplinary proceedings, including before the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Teaching Council (GTC). In addition, she regularly represents clients before the Employment Tribunal.

Frances has extensive experience in Adoption and Children’s Referral Proceedings before the Sheriff where the issues involve complex medical evidence, particularly in alleged "shaken baby" cases.
 In addition she is instructed to represent parties at Fatal Accident Inquiries.