Frances is a refugee lawyer in Vancouver, providing assistance for families and individuals seeking refugee status in Canada, both before and after they have claimed asylum.
Refugee hearings at the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board frequently involve complex legal issues. It is essential that refugee claimants have the advice of an experienced lawyer, who can guide them through the process and help ensure they settle safety in Canada. Frances also assists with appeals to the Refugee Appeal Division, and judicial reviews at the Federal Court of Canada.
Frances has particular expertise in helping persons who are at risk of being denied refugee status on the basis of criminal- or national security-related concerns. Exclusion cases have an added layer of complexity, and require a lawyer with creativity and commitment to fair trial rights. Since Frances is also trained in criminal law, she understands your rights and how to defend against criminal allegations in the unique setting of the Refugee Protection Division.