Francesca Lowry attained a degree in Common and Civil Law with French (LLB honours) from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2001. She then gained a Masters in Computers and Law (LLM) in 2002, before joining Carson McDowell as an apprentice in 2003. Francesca qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined the Healthcare team, initially acting on behalf of various Health Trusts across Northern Ireland.
Francesca obtained the qualification of Solicitor Advocate in September 2016 and progressed to Partner in 2022.
Francesca continues to specialise in Healthcare. On the instructions of dental defence organisations, Francesca assists dentists in Northern Ireland in relation to claims and regulatory issues, providing regular updates. She also assists doctors, on behalf of medical defence organisations, in relation to claims, inquiries, and inquests. Francesca assists pharmacists on the instructions of the National Pharmaceutical Association. She also advises, generally, in relation to access to records, complaints procedures and risk management.
Francesca regularly presents and delivers seminars to doctors and dentists, highlighting the common pitfalls inherent in these professions in relation to the duty of care to patients, advising on how best to avoid complaints or claims brought against them.
The Healthcare team is widely recognised as a leader in Chambers UK and The Legal 500 guides.